November 2019

Cybersecurity

Pay attention: LockerGoga and Trisis/Triton demand an improved cybersecurity strategy

The need for a solid cybersecurity strategy has been discussed and debated for nearly half a century. However, the basic worm-type attacks first documented in 1972 are still with us today. Why? The reason is because even the most basic measures to protect control systems from these types of attacks are still not systematically employed.

The need for a solid cybersecurity strategy has been discussed and debated for nearly half a century. However, the basic worm-type attacks first documented in 1972 are still with us today. Why? The reason is because even the most basic measures to protect control systems from these types of attacks are still not systematically employed. It is hard to believe that there are still thousands of systems in operation without any basic security controls in place. If you own a car, a house or a boat—just about any “big-ticket” item that would be expensive to replace—you protect that asset with insurance. Even though you cannot see it or feel it, you know, instinctively, that it is worth the money.

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