Tag Archives: cyber security

Cyberattacks on robots could threaten Industry 4.0

Modern manufacturing relies on interconnected robots to make industry 4.0 a reality. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, explains how industrial robots could be hacked and what can be done to mitigate the threat of cybercrime. In recent years, manufacturing companies have invested …

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Mitsubishi Electric and Radiflow cooperation enhances industrial cyber security

Mitsubishi Electric has announced a new collaboration with Radiflow, a leading provider of OT cyber security solutions for industrial automation networks. The collaboration will help businesses leverage state-of-the-art industrial automation solutions within a secure framework. Customers also benefit from a single point of contact to create smart manufacturing solutions with …

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Securing sensitive manufacturing data

There was a time when securing sensitive information was as simple as putting a lock on a filing cabinet. But with the rapid development of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud computing technologies, industrial data protection has become much more complex. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at …

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ABB teams up with Forescout to enhance its cyber security portfolio for customers

According to a recent report by the MIT Technology Review, up to 96% of local industrial control systems are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. To offer its customers further choice and cyber security capabilities, ABB is uniting with Forescout, the leading provider of cyber security solutions for enterprise and industrial operations. The …

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Industrial espionage in action: a new toolset is being deployed against industrial holdings

Kaspersky researchers uncovered a series of highly targeted attacks against industrial holdings dating back to 2018—far more rare in the world of advanced persistent threat (APT) actors than campaigns against diplomats and other high-profile political actors. The toolset used—originally named MT3 by the malware authors—has been dubbed by Kaspersky as …

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Seven circles of approval: red tape is the main barrier for cybersecurity initiatives in industrial sector

The recent Kaspersky report ‘State of Industrial Cybersecurity in the Era of Digitalisation’ has revealed the main barriers that inhibit or delay implementation of industrial cybersecurity projects. The most common obstacles include the inability to stop production (34%), and bureaucratic steps, such as a lengthy approval process (31%) and having …

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Government and industry warned of cyber-security ‘blind spots’

Operational Technology (OT) networks are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks as a result of ‘blind spots’ brought on by digital transformation and IIoT – a new report has warned. The report, published by Yokogawa UK and titled Industrial Cyber Threats: Processes & Protection for Industrial Control Systems, highlights the vulnerability of …

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Secure in the knowledge

They say knowledge is power. This is especially true when managing security remotely. As an unprecedented number of workers are now remotely accessing industrial production systems — in some cases from their own homes and private computers — security must be prioritised. Reinhard Mayr, head of information security and research operations at …

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Targeted attacks on industrial companies using Snake ransomware

According to Kaspersky ICS CERT data, a number of industrial companies are currently experiencing targeted attacks involving the Snake encryption ransomware. On June 8, 2020 issues were reported which affected the computer networks of Honda, a Japanese motorcycle and auto manufacturer, in Europe and Japan. Specifically, it was announced that Honda Customer Service and …

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Government invests £10 million to help make future technologies more secure

The government will provide £10 million over four years to develop groundbreaking cyber security technologies, Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden will announce later today at London Tech Week Connects. Nine grant winners have been revealed as the latest recipients in the government’s Digital Security by Design programme, which aims to help …

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