This post was written by Michael J. Assante, SANS ICS/SCADA Lead and Tim Conway SANS Technical Director - ICS/SCADA Programs. Around this same time last year, as many of us were preparing to enjoy our winter holidays with family and friends, exchanging gifts and eating entirely too much food, the cybersecurity community began learning of … Continue reading How do you say Ground Hog Day in Ukrainian?
The Frost & Sullivan research report on the global critical national infrastructure (CNI) cyber security market, coming out on the eve of the SANS European ICS Security Summit, highlights a number of key trends in this increasingly important field.
This post was written by Michael J. Assante, SANS ICS Director The history of cyber attacks is nearly as long and as brief as the history of interconnected digital technology. The concept of self-replicating or propagating programs was envisioned in the 70s and 80s. The first PC virus, called the Brain, was created in Pakistan … Continue reading Brief History of Cyber Attacks
A lack of security awareness and the culture that surrounds security is a widely understood problem in the cyber security community. In the ICS community this problem is impactful towards operations and understanding the scope of the threats we face. A recent report by the Chatham House titled "Cyber Security at Civil Nuclear Facilities" shined … Continue reading Security Awareness and ICS Cyber Attacks - Telling the Right Story
For many organizations that run security awareness programs, the question eventually comes up "how do I make our program more relevant and interesting to our audience". For operational organizations that have teams of engineers and remote field technicians who interact with Industrial Control Systems, the question is a very challenging one. Cyber reliance, cyber interconnectedness, … Continue reading Engineering Cyber Safety