Roark Pollock, Author at Security Boulevard

Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Fuel Pipeline Supplying the East Coast

Colonial Pipeline reported a cyber-attack that resulted in a halting of their fuel pipeline operations to the East Coast per sources including this Bloomberg article originally posted on May 8, 2021. Just days before the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) called for a review of operational technology (OT) security in ... Read More

The Physical Impact of Manufacturing Cyber Threats

Cyber Threats to Physical Systems are Increasing in Sophistication and Volume The recent growth in cyber-attacks against operational technology (OT) systems is unprecedented. According to IBM’s 2020 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index report, targeted attacks against Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and OT assets have “increased over 2,000 percent since 2018.” “In ... Read More

The Physical Impact of Manufacturing Cyber Threats

Cyber Threats to Physical Systems are Increasing in Sophistication and Volume The recent growth in cyber-attacks against operational technology (OT) systems is unprecedented. According to IBM’s 2020 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index report, targeted attacks against Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and OT assets have “increased over 2,000 percent since 2018.” “In ... Read More

Ince and Mission Secure Launch Cybersecurity Solution for Maritime

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Earlier this week, Ince, the international legal and professional services firm, in cooperation with Mission Secure, launched a new integrated cybersecurity solution for the maritime sector as part of what is called InceMaritime. This cooperation offers the industry’s first integrated cybersecurity legal advisory, business consultancy, and technology offering helping ship ... Read More

OT Cybersecurity in 2021 and Beyond Series: Part III – Protection

“…organizations must assume in their planning of not only a malfunctioning or inoperative control system, but a control system that is actively acting contrary to the safe and reliable operation of the process. Organizations need an OT resilience plan...” ... Read More

OT Cybersecurity in 2021 and Beyond Series: Part II – Risk Management

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“A focus on ORM – or operational resilience management - beyond information-centric cybersecurity is sorely needed.” ... Read More

OT Cybersecurity in 2021 and Beyond Series: Part I – Threat Landscape

“In 2020, breaches are the digital pandemic proving to be just as insidious and difficult to stop as Covid-19.” ... Read More

Urgent Case for Cyber-Attack Prevention (v. Detect) in OT/ICS Networks

The recent FireEye and SolarWinds Hacks are in all the headlines changing the narrative for operational technology (OT) and industrial control system (ICS), IT, and cybersecurity teams. The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent oil and gas market crash have caused a considerable distraction and changed short-term priorities for these IT ... Read More

Revealing Our Brand – We Stop OT Cyber Threats Head-On

| | SBN News
When I joined Mission Secure earlier this year, one thing that jumped out to me was the company’s high-level of cybersecurity innovation. With 5 technology U.S. patents awarded and others pending, and new 24/7 managed services offerings introduced early this year, it’s clear Mission Secure is advancing OT/ICS cybersecurity. Mission ... Read More

Tata Communications & Mission Secure Speak on OT Cybersecurity

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Tata Communications and Mission Secure have been invited to jointly present on operational technology (OT) cybersecurity at the Telecom Council Carrier Connections (TC3) virtual fall event on October 26th, 2020 ... Read More