Tag Archives: industrial control system

NIST Recommends CyberX Platform in Draft Industrial Control System Security Report

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a report that cites the potential of CyberX’s technology to help manufacturers avoid cyber attacks on industrial control systems. NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence partnered with multiple software providers to document how behavior anomaly detection tools can help manufacturing companies secure …

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Siemens, ISA Co-Sponsor Workshop on Energy Sector Cybersecurity

Siemens and the International Society of Automation co-sponsored a workshop on Monday, Oct. 29, in Houston to discuss new approaches to safeguard the energy sector from cyber attacks. Cybersecurity professionals from government and industry discussed how machine learning and security analytics platforms could help detect vulnerabilities and defend industrial control …

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Parsons Survey Shows Rising Adoption of Internet-Connected Devices in Critical Infrastructure; Carey Smith Comments

A new Parsons survey has found that 78 percent of industrial control system engineers at U.S. critical infrastructure facilities said they are not “highly” involved in cybersecurity efforts for ICS. Parsons said Thursday it polled 300 ICS and operational technology engineers in energy, water and other critical infrastructure sectors and …

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UL Receives DARPA Grant to Test Internet-of-Things Gateway Security

Northbrook, Illinois-based security company UL has secured a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency grant to perform cybersecurity tests of internet-of-things gateways designed for industrial control system applications. UL said Wednesday it aims to identify the main areas of an industrial IoT gateway that can affect the cybersecurity of an ICS as well as data that traverses …

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National Strategic Research Institute to Conduct Cyber Defense Study for Stratcom

The University of Nebraska’s National Strategic Research Institute has received a contract from the U.S. Strategic Command to perform cyber defense research alongside researchers from Iowa State University and cybersecurity industry consultants. NSRI said Wednesday the research team will use multiple data sources to discover threats and potential vulnerabilities that adversaries might …

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Deloitte & MAPI Study: 36% of Manufacturing Execs Cite Intellectual Property as Top Data Security Concern

A new study by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation has found that 36 percent of manufacturing executives said intellectual property is their top concern when it comes to data security, followed by consumer information and inadvertent personal data disclosures. Deloitte and MAPI conducted 35 interviews with executives …

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Vencore Labs Secures 2 Contracts Under DARPA Power Grid Cyber Detection Program

A Vencore subsidiary has received two contracts worth approximately $17 million combined to perform work on two technical areas under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems program. DARPA’s RADICS initiative seeks to build systems designed to restore power within one week after a cyber attack …

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Dragos Raises $1.2M in DataTribe-Led Seed Funding Round for Cyber Threat Operations Center; Robert Lee Comments

Dragos has obtained $1.2 million in a seed funding round backed by cybersecurity startup accelerator DataTribe. Dragos will use the funds to establish a threat operations facility that will work to provide cyber threat detection services for industrial control systems and supervisory control and data acquisition platforms as well as …

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Fortinet, Nozomi Forge Industrial Control System Cyber Defense Partnership; Patrice Perche Comments

Fortinet and Nozomi Networks have agreed to jointly offer their platforms under a partnership in an effort to help critical infrastructure organizations protect industrial control systems from cyber attacks. Fortinet will integrate its Security Fabric tool with Nozomi’s SCADAguardian platform to facilitate anomaly detection in ICS networks as well as corrective actions …

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Belden Updates Industrial Security Appliance Offering; Rekha Shenoy Comments

Belden has updated the company’s industrial security appliance offering to include support for energy-specific communication protocols meant to help guard power generation and transmission facilities against cyber threats. The Tofino Xenon platform works to counter malicious and unauthorized access, increase supervisory control and data acquisition system and secure industrial control system devices, Belden said Tuesday. “Protecting …

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DoD Seeks Cyber Platforms Through Solutions Meeting

The Defense Department will hold a meeting in Washington between June and July 2016 to allow potential contractors to deliver technical presentations about their cyber platforms. DoD said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday it will conduct the Cyber Strategy Solutions Meeting to identify cyber tools that might qualify for experimentation …

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