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Improving ICS Cybersecurity for Aviation

by Luca Barba

The aviation sector is a massive industry, generating $704.4 billion of GDP per year (ATAG, 2018). To put this into perspective, if the collective aviation industry were a nation, it would rank 20th in the world in terms of gross domestic product (GDP). In 2017 alone, air transport carried over 53 million tons of freight and over 3.8 billion passengers (IATA, 2017). These monumental figures underscore how important the average airport hub is to the world economy and why cyber security is a critical concern for any stakeholder affiliated with, or dependent on, aviation and air travel as we know it today.

GreyEnergy: The Latest Advanced Persistent Threat to ICS Security

by Luca Barba

Last week, researchers from ESET, the firm that first attributed the 2015 Ukraine attack to BlackEnergy, released a report analyzing an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group called GreyEnergy which they consider the successor of BlackEnergy. These researchers' analysis of the previously undocumented malware shows it has been used in targeted attacks against energy companies and other critical infrastructure organizations in Central and Eastern Europe.

Unprecedented ICS Visibility and Control for a Proactive Cybersecurity Strategy

by Luca Barba

SilentDefense™ 3.13 is here. What does this mean for you? Well, at SecurityMatters, we think it will change the game for cybersecurity stakeholders on the plant floor, in the field or managing security operations centers (SOCs). Here’s why.

How to Gain Value and Reduce Risk in Oil & Gas ICS Networks

by Luca Barba

The oil and gas industry hasn’t been quick to embrace digitalization and IT-OT network convergence. That’s not surprising, given the complexity, dispersed nature and critical societal importance of their infrastructures. With a context like that, who wants to open up networks without carefully considering the risks? 

However, as pressure on margins grows in this competitive industry, oil and gas businesses need to extract more value from existing ICS assets. To achieve this, they have started to embrace the opportunities that IT-OT convergence can deliver.

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