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Conducting a passive ICS test

Posted on 4th April 2018

When it comes to testing Industrial Control Systems there are two general types of test. The active penetration test, where you can go in and test the actual system itself, or the passive test, where you theoretically explore known vulnerabilities.

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Is your Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) really secure?

Posted on 4th April 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just limited to the home or the office, connected devices are increasingly being used throughout Industrial Control Systems. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as it’s being called, is growing and is bringing a new world of connectivity to traditionally isolated ICS networks.

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Industrial Control Systems - the threat in stats

Posted on 4th April 2018

It used to be common ‘knowledge’ that Industrial Control Systems (ICS) couldn’t be hacked, impossible they said. That was until one was hacked.

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ICS security - the five key benefits of having a network map

Posted on 4th April 2018

The critical nature of Industrial Control Systems often means that improving security can seem like a daunting task. For most, it’s the fear of unplanned downtime which stops any improvement efforts before they’ve even started.

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The importance of patching

Posted on 27th March 2018

Have you ever pressed the ‘remind me later’ button when asked to update your software?

Of course you have – we all do it.

Whether it’s because we’re in the middle of something important or because we just can’t be bothered, it’s an increasingly dangerous attitude to have.

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The unusual attack routes you need to consider

Posted on 26th March 2018

The threat of cyber-attack is increasing by the day and businesses across the world need to be aware that it’s quickly become a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’ an attack will happen.

When it comes to attack routes most people will be aware of the issues that surround weak passwords and the dangers of phishing attacks. But are you thinking about the more unusual techniques these threat actors utilise when considering your security?

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Improving your security mindset

Posted on 18th March 2018

Cyber-attacks are increasing in scale and impact – you only have to look back at the news headlines WannaCry made last year to see that this is the case.

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Smishing - everything you need to know

Posted on 12th March 2018

SMS phishing, or smishing as it’s become known, has been hitting the headlines over the last few years and we are seeing various different techniques being used in an effort to obtain people’s valuable information. But what is smishing, how has it been done in the past and how do you ensure you don’t get caught out? Let’s take a look.

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Keeping your intellectual property secure

Posted on 6th March 2018

KFC keep their secret recipe in a safe which is monitored by video and motion surveillance 24 hours a day, Coca-Cola keep theirs in a secure metal box inside a high tech vault, Jasper Newton ‘Jack’ Daniel kept his whiskey recipe in a safe so secure he kicked it in frustration one day, developed gangrene and died. It’s debatable whether these tales are actually true, or just marketing spin, but whatever the reality it highlights the importance of your critical information and the need to keep it secure.

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Cryptojacking: what you need to know

Posted on 26th February 2018

2017 was the year ransomware went global. Even if you haven’t heard the name WannaCry you’ll have certainly heard about the attack, it’s the one that affected NHS systems and brought disruption to the organisation for a number of days.

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