Advancing OT Brownfield Cybersecurity – Presented by Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks

Advancing OT Brownfield Cybersecurity – Presented by Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, which will take place on November 8, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) have become increasingly connected to enterprise IoT directives and placed under IT oversight. While industrial applications and sensors have historically remained secure due to their relative isolation from enterprise IT, this is no longer the case. Cybersecurity stakeholders are realizing that the conventional IT security practices of network segmentation, firewalls and SIEMs must be supplemented with technologies that bring real-time visibility and threat analysis to OT segments. In this session, we will cover how certain non-intrusive ICS technologies are bringing scalable visibility into distributed ICS networks and bridging the integration gap that exists between the IT / OT divide. We will examine real uses-case scenarios that illustrate the tactical implementation and benefit of cutting-edge ICS cybersecurity technologies within existing brownfield ICS / IT applications. Continue reading “Advancing OT Brownfield Cybersecurity – Presented by Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks”

Industry-leading Cybersecurity and IoT Experts Form IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

Industry-leading Cybersecurity and IoT Experts Form IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

AT&T*, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic are joining forces to innovate in the security space. They’ll use their combined expertise to help tackle today’s top Internet of Things (IoT) security challenges.

This IoT Cybersecurity Alliance combines industry-leading security providers and IoT experts. The group will research and raise awareness of ways to better secure the IoT ecosystem.

As the number and kinds of connected devices multiply, so have the security risks. In the past 3 years, AT&T has seen a 3,198% increase in attackers scanning for vulnerabilities in IoT devices. Continue reading “Industry-leading Cybersecurity and IoT Experts Form IoT Cybersecurity Alliance”

AT&T report, Cybersecurity Insights: The CEO’s Guide to Securing the Internet of Things

The rapid rise of a new generation of connected, intelligent devices — collectively known as the Internet of Things or IoT — is more than just the latest digital disruption to impact businesses of all sizes. The IoT presents vast opportunities for organizations to improve internal efficiencies, serve customers better, enter new markets, and even build new business models.

More IoT devices are coming online each and every day. Through connected devices, health care is improving patient care; for example, a diabetic patient’s blood sugar level can now be monitored remotely, enabling a quick response to a possible life-threatening situation. Read more

Source: corp.att.com

The IoT is moving far beyond its industrial origins

The Internet of Things (IoT) has an important role to play in the future of information security. It will extend the reach of the Internet into devices and systems not previously considered ‘at-risk’, but also deliver an additional integrated security layer. On top of all this, it will play a role in monitoring the vulnerability of advanced mechanisms that are in vogue.

The IoT was traditionally thought of as industrial rather than consumer. With clear origins in manufacturing, due to its use of sensors to monitor machines early IoT provides centralisation, remote management and data-driven insights. Continue reading “The IoT is moving far beyond its industrial origins”

Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings – Vulnerabilities, Strategic Messages for the Industry

Background: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Smart Buildings

Today’s smart buildings are increasingly enabled by Internet of Things (IoT) and made functional by the ongoing convergence of operational technology (OT) systems and information technology (IT) systems in buildings. A host of new elements such as the cloud, remote access, data sharing and analytics, and connected and shared networks has fundamentally changed how built environments are being used and operated. Continue reading “Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings – Vulnerabilities, Strategic Messages for the Industry”

The Internet of Hacked Things- Security, a Major Problem IoT Will Face

Life—or, at least, the technology-adoption lifecycle—is so predictable. In October 2014, when we launched IOT Journal, I wrote, in an opinion column, “There is a lot of hype about the Internet of Things, and that hype will fade, just as it did for RFID and eventually does for all new technologies” (see The Internet of Things Journal). Continue reading “The Internet of Hacked Things- Security, a Major Problem IoT Will Face”

Security for the Internet of Everything: Turning the network Into a giant sensor

The Internet of Everything’s (IoE) promise to create a more connected and transformed world comes closer to reality on a daily basis. Cisco predicts that 50 billion devices will be connected by the year 2020. But as devices bridge the physical and digital worlds, security challenges arise. Continue reading “Security for the Internet of Everything: Turning the network Into a giant sensor”

Verizon Launches New Security Suite to Protect the Internet of Things

The number of Internet-connected automobiles, smart meters and home-monitoring systems has increased dramatically, yet cybersecurity services to safeguard them are proving to be inadequate. To address this emerging technology risk, Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched Managed Certificate Services, a next-generation, cloud-based platform. Continue reading “Verizon Launches New Security Suite to Protect the Internet of Things”