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OT/ICS News Roundup Week of 3.13.17

March 17, 2017

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Stephen Ward

A look at a few of the articles that have turned our heads over the past few days - along with our own brief analysis.

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Red Lines Crossed: The Growing Cyber Threat to the Energy Sector

March 7, 2017

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Yiftach Keshet

As 2017 unfolds, the global Electric Utilities sector wakes to a new threat reality. It is one that we have often spoken about in theoretical terms, that Hollywood has run with as a scenario in its disaster films, and that legislators in the United States have warned about as a potential “Cyber Pearl Harbor.” The “red lines” that conventional wisdom once held would prevent disruptive or destructive attacks against Electric Utilities have been crossed numerous times, and given the lack of any serious repercussions, we can safely assume they will be crossed again.

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OT/ICS News Roundup Week of 3.6.17

March 6, 2017

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A few of the stories turning our heads in OT/ICS over the past few days...

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OT/ICS News Roundup - Week of 2.27.17

February 27, 2017

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Stephen Ward

A few of the news stories that turned our heads this week in OT/ICS security.

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Rethinking Vulnerability Disclosures in Industrial Control Systems

February 23, 2017

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Galina Antova

Why the security industry's traditional obsession and hype around vulnerabilities cannot be transferred to the ICS environment

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Clear Minds - Clear Hearts - Clear Mission

February 22, 2017

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Stephen Ward

In my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing startups led by innovative thinkers, driven by an unwavering commitment to their missions. I’m so proud to say, Claroty ranks at the top of the list.

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OT/ICS News Roundup – Week of 2.20.17

February 21, 2017

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Stephen Ward

We’re going to start compiling a news round-up of interesting developments in the OT/ICS space…starting………….now!

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Why I Joined Claroty

February 9, 2017

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Dave DeWalt

I spent the better part of the last two decades working in the cyber security market. I witnessed some incredible threats, breaches and events over that time including the dawning of the Chinese military threat that affected thousands of organizations from 2008-2015...

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Russian-linked Malware found inside US Electric Company-DHS Issues Alert to US Power Companies.

December 31, 2016

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Patrick McBride

According to a Reuters article today, code associated with the recent Russian campaign called Grizzly Steppe, was found on a laptop at Burlington Electric Department in Vermont, USA. Details remain vague at this time, but the company issued a statement on its home page noting that the laptop containing the indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with the Grizzly Steppe campaign was not connected to its industrial control systems (ICS).

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Avoiding Sudden Death OT - Predictions and Insights for ICS Security in 2017

December 14, 2016

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Galina Antova

As 2016 draws to a close, we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect back on what the year has taught us in terms of trends in ICS/Operational Technology (OT) security, and make some predictions for what we will see in the year ahead. Consider this our obligatory cyber security predictions blog - but we hope that the insights within will resonate or at least give you something to talk to your colleagues about.

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CAUTION: Service Disruption Possible – Rethink OT Security

November 29, 2016

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Yiftach Keshet

Delicate OT Environments Require Security Aligned to Operational Best Practices. As a pioneer in a new breed of OT security (aka ICS, aka Critical Infrastructure, aka SCADA), Claroty is sought out and engaged by clients across nearly every corner of the globe.

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Insights from Israel HLS & Cyber 2016

November 22, 2016

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Yiftach Keshet

There is nothing like a security conference to get an actual feel of the pulses and trends in the cyber security landscape. Last week, we participated in the 4th Israel HLS & Cyber international conference, and gained a unique opportunity to interact and share experiences with multiple OT security stake holders from all around the globe.

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Driving ICS Security Innovation in the Oil and Gas Industry

November 17, 2016

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Yiftach Keshet

The oil and gas industry has long been in the crosshairs of ICS/SCADA cyber security threats. Advanced automation networks, collectively known as operational technology (or OT networks) are used throughout the entire upstream and downstream operations lifecycle. The extensive use of these automation systems significantly increases productivity, but at the same time it provides an additional attack surface that threat actors can leverage to inflict material harm…especially as the need for always-available, remote interconnectivity increases.

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The Birth of an Industrial Cyber Security Innovator

November 13, 2016

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Meir Ukeles, Chairman

August 11, 2010 was a bright sunny day at the otherwise nondescript Wyndham San Jose. I had traveled out to the West Coast to attend the Smart Grid cybersecurity conference. Two separate events in my work had preceded that trip, and a third occurrence about four days before made that event actually kind of exciting (I believe a first for my visits to Wyndham San Jose). The Long and Winding Road…

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