Every Tuesday, Cybelius will share its weekly news review about the industrial cybersecurity throughout a selection of surveys, tweets, briefs…. Find this new heading on our blog and social medias Linkedin / Twitter. Do not longer miss out the right place to find the latest hot news !
#1 : IT/OT – The new fantastic pair?
Historically opposed, is the convergence of IT / OT teams inevitable? Will this duo be able to meet the challenge of industrial cybersecurity? This article draws a portrait of the differences between these two entities and how they must work together for an effective security of their company.
A new malware spread on Tuesday 24/10 in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Germany. It seems to have similarities with NotPetya, which had, at the end of June, hit Ukraine hard! While this attack mainly concerns corporate IT, we can notice that critical infrastructures are once again affected (Kiev metro and Odessa airport).
Man’s mistakes are inevitable. Yet, they can be very expensive. For many organizations, the risks associated to human error can be more serious than a cyber attack itself. The human, vulnerable and naive, becomes the prey of hackers. Curiosity, fear, precipitation, so many threats to the ICS security !
#4 : USA – Dragonfly 2.0 targets US energy companies!
In a report made public, the DHS and the FBI mention a hacking campaign conducted for several months against US industrial sites, from the energy, nuclear or aviation sectors. We don’t know yet whether the threat comes from hackers or state actors. This should be followed!
A new botnet is forming to create a cyber-storm that could take down the internet! It is spreading among many types of connected devices. An estimated million organizations have already been scanned with an unknown amount actually infected. Reaper could be even worse than Mirai in 2016 and could impact hospitals, national transportation networks and critical infrastructures.