What About the Plant Floor? Six Subversive Concerns for ICS Environments

Industrial enterprises such as electric utilities, petroleum
companies, and manufacturing organizations invest heavily in industrial
control systems (ICS)
to efficiently, reliably, and safely
operate industrial processes. Without this technology operating the
plant floor, these businesses cannot exist.

Board members, executives, and security officers are often unaware
that the technology operating the economic engine of their enterprise
invites undetected subversion.  

In this paper, FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence prepares risk executives
and security practitioners to knowledgeably discuss six core
weaknesses an adversary can use to undermine a plant’s operation:

  • Unauthenticated protocols
  • Outdated hardware
  • Weak user authentication
  • Weak file integrity
    checks
  • Vulnerable Windows operating systems
  • Undocumented third-party relationships

Download the
report
to learn more. To discuss these six subversive
vulnerabilities threatening today’s industrial environments, register
for our live webinar
scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 at 11:00am
ET/8:00am PT. Explore the implications and how to address them
firsthand with our ICS intelligence experts.

This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Nick Harbour. Read the original post at: Threat Research Blog