Following the news that a new piece of file-encrypting ransomware, which some are linking to Iran, has been targeting processes and files associated with industrial control systems (ICS), please see below for a comment from experts.
Interconnected devices are becoming the standard across all facets of technology. We are seeing this in everything from smart cities to tea pots and toasters. New IoT devices are popping up daily, rapidly adding to the 23 billion that already exist. These devices are designed for availability, accuracy and efficient work. Unfortunately, unprecedented numbers of these devices are hitting the market with poor security access control and little to no management oversight, making them a prime target for cyberattack. The goal of an attack is to control the device, but more common and concerning are the new ways an attacker can use devices to gain access to corporate, medical or operational networks. As a result, organizations must change the way they approach their security controls. It is no longer feasible to assume a security team can find every endpoint device, much less secure them.
Deception technology is a powerful tool to secure environments against advanced attackers and persistent threats, and it becomes even more powerful when it integrates with the rest of an organization’s security stack. The Attivo Networks ThreatDefend platform offers over 30 native integrations and has now been integrated with the Frontline.Cloud platform from Digital Defense.
Utility-backed venture capital firm invests in company to secure energy operations and security infrastructure Fremont, CA – March 21, 2019 – Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, today announced that Energy Impact Partners (EIP), a leading utility-backed energy investment and innovation firm, has become a strategic investor in the company. The funding enables Attivo Networks to expand its portfolio of energy sector-specific deception technology and increase its go-to-market activities to broaden its customer base of utility companies around the world.
Attivo announces the new release of its deception-based Attivo BOTsink® solution that provides continuous threat detection on Industrial Control Systems (ICS) SCADA devices used to monitor and control most manufacturing operations as well as critical infrastructure such as natural gas, oil, water, and electric power distribution and transmission systems around the world.
I am pleased to share that today Attivo Networks® announced a new release of its deception-based Attivo BOTsink® solution that provides continuous threat detection on Industrial Control Systems (ICS) SCADA devices used to monitor and control most manufacturing operations as well as critical infrastructure such as natural gas, oil, water, and electric power distribution and transmission systems around the world.