Cybersecurity RSS Feed by ARC Advisory Group https://www.arcweb.com/blog/cybersecurity-viewpoints en DHS Sheds Light on Recent Infrastructure Cyber Attacks https://www.arcweb.com/blog/dhs-sheds-light-recent-infrastructure-cyber-attacks <span class="field-wrapper">DHS Sheds Light on Recent Infrastructure Cyber Attacks</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:16</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/dhs-sheds-light-recent-infrastructure-cyber-attacks" rel="tag" title="DHS Sheds Light on Recent Infrastructure Cyber Attacks" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about DHS Sheds Light on Recent Infrastructure Cyber Attacks</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> DHS recently held several webinars in the wake of its March announcement regarding Russian state-sponsored hacking group Energetic Bear/Dragonfly on utilities and critical infrastructure installations in the US.  The webinar focused on some of the more interesting and unique aspects of these recent attacks plus some countermeasures that end users can implement right now that can greatly reduce the likelihood of future attacks.  </div> </div> Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:16:42 +0000 Larry O'Brien 71541 at https://www.arcweb.com DHS Sounds the Alarm on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity https://www.arcweb.com/blog/dhs-sounds-alarm-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity <span class="field-wrapper">DHS Sounds the Alarm on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 07/30/2018 - 15:12</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/dhs-sounds-alarm-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity" rel="tag" title="DHS Sounds the Alarm on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about DHS Sounds the Alarm on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> The announcement in March and these recent statements about cybersecurity should be a call to action for end users in the utilities, critical infrastructure, industrial, and smart cities sectors.   </div> </div> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 19:12:24 +0000 Larry O'Brien 71161 at https://www.arcweb.com ARC, Nozomi Webinar on Cybersecurity and IT/OT Convergence https://www.arcweb.com/blog/arc-nozomi-webinar-cybersecurity-itot-convergence <span class="field-wrapper">ARC, Nozomi Webinar on Cybersecurity and IT/OT Convergence</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:56</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/arc-nozomi-webinar-cybersecurity-itot-convergence" rel="tag" title="ARC, Nozomi Webinar on Cybersecurity and IT/OT Convergence" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about ARC, Nozomi Webinar on Cybersecurity and IT/OT Convergence</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Convergence has obvious implications for cybersecurity. OT’s focus on non-stop operations and eliminating unscheduled downtime is raising the cybersecurity issue on the IT side, and increased data from IT is raising the same issue on the OT side. Each organization’s behavior is driven by what they value, how they think, and how they are rewarded. </div> </div> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 15:56:17 +0000 Larry O'Brien 71021 at https://www.arcweb.com ARC & SANS Webcast: Cybersecurity & Process Safety Convergence https://www.arcweb.com/blog/arc-sans-webcast-cybersecurity-process-safety-convergence <span class="field-wrapper">ARC &amp; SANS Webcast: Cybersecurity &amp; Process Safety Convergence</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:58</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/arc-sans-webcast-cybersecurity-process-safety-convergence" rel="tag" title="ARC &amp; SANS Webcast: Cybersecurity &amp; Process Safety Convergence" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about ARC &amp; SANS Webcast: Cybersecurity &amp; Process Safety Convergence</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> In advance of the SANS Oil and Gas Cybersecurity Summit in Houston Oct. 1-6, I will be participating in a webcast with Doug Wylie of SANS and Marty Edwards of the Automation Federation to discuss the emergence of new process safety system malware and its impact on the process industries, including both upstream and downstream oil and gas.  </div> </div> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:58:42 +0000 Larry O'Brien 70461 at https://www.arcweb.com Honeywell Unveils Expanded Cybersecurity Business at HUG 2018 https://www.arcweb.com/blog/honeywell-unveils-expanded-cybersecurity-business-hug-2018 <span class="field-wrapper">Honeywell Unveils Expanded Cybersecurity Business at HUG 2018</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Tue, 06/26/2018 - 15:38</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/honeywell-unveils-expanded-cybersecurity-business-hug-2018" rel="tag" title="Honeywell Unveils Expanded Cybersecurity Business at HUG 2018" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Honeywell Unveils Expanded Cybersecurity Business at HUG 2018</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> HUG's focus on cybersecurity was much greater this year, with a series of new and upgraded offerings from secure remote access to managed services for overall cybersecurity operations.  </div> </div> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 19:38:03 +0000 Larry O'Brien 70166 at https://www.arcweb.com ARC Joins Nozomi Networks Webinar on IT/OT Convergence in Cybersecurity https://www.arcweb.com/blog/arc-joins-nozomi-networks-webinar-itot-convergence-cybersecurity <span class="field-wrapper">ARC Joins Nozomi Networks Webinar on IT/OT Convergence in Cybersecurity</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:06</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/arc-joins-nozomi-networks-webinar-itot-convergence-cybersecurity" rel="tag" title="ARC Joins Nozomi Networks Webinar on IT/OT Convergence in Cybersecurity" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about ARC Joins Nozomi Networks Webinar on IT/OT Convergence in Cybersecurity</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> On June 21st ARC vice president and lead cybersecurity expert Sid Snitkin will join in a webinar with Nozomi co-founder and CPO Andrea Carcano to discuss the convergence of IT and OT domains and the impact on cybersecurity. </div> </div> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:06:50 +0000 Larry O'Brien 69486 at https://www.arcweb.com Owl Cyber Defense Unveils ReCon for Secure Bidirectional Communications https://www.arcweb.com/blog/owl-cyber-defense-unveils-recon-secure-bidirectional-communications <span class="field-wrapper">Owl Cyber Defense Unveils ReCon for Secure Bidirectional Communications</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:15</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/owl-cyber-defense-unveils-recon-secure-bidirectional-communications" rel="tag" title="Owl Cyber Defense Unveils ReCon for Secure Bidirectional Communications" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Owl Cyber Defense Unveils ReCon for Secure Bidirectional Communications</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Last week, data diode-based cybersecurity supplier Owl Cyber Defense released its Owl ReCon solution. ReCon is different from Owl’s other data diode offerings in that it provides highly-secure bidirectional communications for remote monitoring, operations, and control. </div> </div> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 19:15:21 +0000 Larry O'Brien 69296 at https://www.arcweb.com OPC Statement Regarding Kaspersky Vulnerability Report https://www.arcweb.com/blog/opc-statement-regarding-kaspersky-vulnerability-report <span class="field-wrapper">OPC Statement Regarding Kaspersky Vulnerability Report</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 05/25/2018 - 15:19</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/opc-statement-regarding-kaspersky-vulnerability-report" rel="tag" title="OPC Statement Regarding Kaspersky Vulnerability Report" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about OPC Statement Regarding Kaspersky Vulnerability Report</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> OPC Foundation has and continues to be committed to ensuring the OPC UA standard provides the highest levels of security and as such has reviewed the claims made in the Kaspersky report </div> </div> Fri, 25 May 2018 19:19:53 +0000 Larry O'Brien 68821 at https://www.arcweb.com Standard Software Runtime Environments https://www.arcweb.com/blog/standard-software-runtime-environments <span class="field-wrapper">Standard Software Runtime Environments</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1221" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Harry Forbes</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Sun, 05/13/2018 - 23:42</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/standard-software-runtime-environments" rel="tag" title="Standard Software Runtime Environments" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Standard Software Runtime Environments</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> Last week ARC published a report I wrote about standard software runtime environments in industrial automation. Since the 1990s many higher-level industrial applications jumped onto Windows software platforms, and this level of standardization enabled a great deal of innovation in the industrial software space. But Windows operating systems were never able to penetrate to the lower levels of automation where process control or machine control takes place. Windows was not designed to do this. </div> </div> Mon, 14 May 2018 03:42:56 +0000 Harry Forbes 68216 at https://www.arcweb.com NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 https://www.arcweb.com/blog/nist-releases-cybersecurity-framework-version-11 <span class="field-wrapper">NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span lang="" about="/user/1406" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Larry O&#039;Brien</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:01</span> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/blog/nist-releases-cybersecurity-framework-version-11" rel="tag" title="NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1</span></a></li></ul> <div class="body text-secondary field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> he U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released version 1.1 of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, more widely known as the Cybersecurity Framework. </div> </div> Thu, 10 May 2018 17:01:46 +0000 Larry O'Brien 68076 at https://www.arcweb.com