Stuxnet, the malware that rocked the security world and the first recorded cyber weapon, has an older and more complex “sibling” that was also aimed at disrupting the functioning of Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, but whose modus operandi was different.
Every large utility, pipeline, refinery and chemical plant has a cyber security program, but most are IT-centric.
Alert Logic examined the rise of cyber attacks targeting the energy sector—an industry thought to be particularly at risk due to the highly confidential and proprietary information they possess, as well as the prevalence of BYOD and contractor access.
Increasing numbers of recent security incidents against industrial control systems/SCADA raise questions about the ability of many organisations to respond to critical incidents, as well as about their analytical capabilities.
Organisations will now be able to bring their industrial control systems technology into the modern era and realise the benefits of increased connectivity while also reducing the risk of cyber attack BAE Systems Detica launched IndustrialProtect, a military-grade solution designed to protect the industrial control systems of organisations such as power plants, oil refineries or automated manufacturing plants from cyber attack, allowing them to both modernise their legacy systems as well as improve their security.