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Threat landscape for industrial automation systems. Statistics for H2 2020

Figures Indicator H1 2020 H2 2020 2020 Global percentage of attacked ICS computers 32.6% 33.42% 38.55% Percentage of attacked ICS computers by region Northern Europe 10.1% 11.5% 12.3% Western Europe 15.1% 14.8% 17.6% Australia 16.3% 17.0% 18.9% United States and Canada 17.2% 16.5% 19.6% Eastern Europe 26.4% 28.0% 30.5% Southern E
Publish At:2021-03-25 06:25 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industrial threats Industrial control systems Malware Statis

To Patch or Not to Patch in OT – That Is the Real Challenge

The objective of an organization when implementing cybersecurity controls is to eliminate risk, but this oftentimes involves settling for managing risk at an acceptable level. Each organization defines what that acceptable level is depending on several factors including the environment, the criticality of function, the asset type, etc.There are many methods
Publish At:2021-03-17 02:08 | Read:303 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security Industrial Control Systems operational technolo

5 Key Security Challenges Facing Critical National Infrastructure (CNI)

Digital threats confronting Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) are on the rise. That’s because attackers are increasingly going after the Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) that shareholders use to protect these assets. In their report “Caught in the Crosshairs: Are Utilities Keeping Up with the Industrial Cyber Threat?,” fo
Publish At:2020-12-17 01:32 | Read:622 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security Critical Infrastructure ICS security Industrial

ICS threat predictions for 2021

We present our vision of what challenges industrial cybersecurity will soon be (or already is) facing, and what to expect from cybercriminals in 2021. Random infections Infections will tend to be less random or have non-random follow-ups, as cybercriminals have spent the past several years profiling randomly infected computers that are connected to industri
Publish At:2020-12-02 10:37 | Read:479 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin APT Cyber espionage Cyb

How to Best Secure the Industrial Network for EMEA Organizations

You don’t have to search very far in the news to see stories of websites being hacked and customer details being stolen. Stories about incidents involving industrial control systems (ICSes) and operational technology (OT) environments aren’t so common. But they are prevalent. Just the other week, for example, an airline company sent out an email letting me k
Publish At:2020-10-27 00:55 | Read:593 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security Industrial Control Systems industrial environme

Podcast Episode 8: Industrial Cybersecurity – From HVAC Systems to Conveyor Belts

Tripwire’s General Manager of Industrial Cybersecurity, Kristen Poulos, discusses the risks that come with the increasing number of connected devices operating on the plant floor and throughout facilities. In this episode, Kristen shares how IT can partner with OT to protect the safety, productivity, and quality of operations.Spotify: https://open.spot
Publish At:2020-06-16 16:30 | Read:824 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security Podcast Industrial Control Systems information

Steganography in targeted attacks on industrial enterprises in Japan and Europe

Threat actors targeted industrial suppliers in Japan and several European countries in sophisticated attacks, Kaspersky reported. Researchers from Kaspersky’s ICS CERT unit reported that threat actors targeted industrial suppliers in Japan and several European countries in sophisticated attacks. The experts first observed the attacks in early 2020, whi
Publish At:2020-05-29 06:01 | Read:1357 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware hacking news industrial contro

Threat landscape for smart buildings

The Kaspersky Industrial Cybersecurity Conference 2019 takes place this week in Sochi, the seventh such conference dedicated to the problems of industrial cybersecurity. Among other things, the conference will address the security of automation systems in buildings — industrial versions of the now common smart home. Typically, such a system consists of vari
Publish At:2019-09-19 18:20 | Read:2054 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industrial threats Industrial control systems Internet of Th

Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems in H1 2017

Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT) publishes the results of its research on the threat landscape for industrial automation systems for the first six months of 2017. All statistical data used in this report was collected using the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network. Th
Publish At:2017-09-28 17:00 | Read:4598 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Industrial threats ICS Industrial control systems i

Microsoft Attempts To Fix Stuxnet For The Third Time

Microsoft released a new security update on June 17th in an attempt to patch a vulnerability which allowed the Stuxnet Virus to exploit Windows systems. The Stuxnet Virus which attacks Industrial Control Systems was first discovered in 2010 when it infected Iranian Programmable Logic Controllers.  Stuxnet compromises controllers by first targeting Windows op
Publish At:2017-08-04 21:15 | Read:4475 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking CVE-2017-8464 ICS industrial control s

ClearEnergy ransomware can destroy process automation logics in critical infrastructure, SCADA and industrial control sy

Schneider Electric, Allen-Bradley, General Electric (GE) and more vendors are vulnerable to ClearEnergy ransomware. Researchers at CRITIFENCE® Critical Infrastructure and SCADA/ICS Cyber Threats Research Group have demonstrated this week a new proof of concept ransomware attack aiming to erase (clear) the ladder logic diagram in Programmable Logic Controlle
Publish At:2017-04-16 11:35 | Read:8426 | Comments:0 | Tags:Critical Infrastructures Cyber Security Cyber Security Resea

Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems, H2 2016

The Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT) is starting a series of regular publications about our research devoted to the threat landscape for industrial organizations. All statistical data used in the report was obtained using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network. Data was
Publish At:2017-03-28 07:05 | Read:4968 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications ICS Industrial control system

OnionDog APT targets Critical Infrastructures and Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

The Helios Team at 360 SkyEye Labs revealed that a group named OnionDog has been infiltrating and stealing information from the energy, transportation and other infrastructure industries of Korean-language countries through the Internet. OnionDog’s first activity can be traced back to October, 2013 and in the following two years it was only active between l
Publish At:2016-11-20 03:20 | Read:6445 | Comments:0 | Tags:Critical Infrastructures Cyber Security Cyber Warfare ICS SC

Report: More Than 400 Vulnerabilities Disclosed to ICS-CERT in 2015

A new report published by the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) revealed that over 400 vulnerabilities impacting industrial control systems were disclosed to the organization.According to the Annual Vulnerability Coordination Report for the 2015 fiscal year, ICS-CERT published 197 advisories and issued 16 alerts – covering a
Publish At:2016-10-04 23:45 | Read:4472 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News ics ICS-CERT Industrial Control Systems

Industrial cybersecurity threat landscape

 Download ICS availability statistics (PDF version)  Download ICS vulnerabilities statistics (PDF version) Overview Industrial control systems (ICS) surround us: they are used in electric, water and wastewater, oil and natural gas, transportation, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and discrete manufacturing (e.g., automot
Publish At:2016-07-11 16:40 | Read:4559 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications Industrial control systems In