Research firm IOACTIVE Labs released their first paper on the landscape of IoT security two years ago. They’ve continued this research with a new paper released in January of 2018 titled SCADA And Mobile Security In The Internet Of Things Era. The paper paints a worrisome picture of the threat vectors that put both remote and local SCADA at risk. They study 34 vendors and reveal the percentage of those vulnerable to attacks like unauthorized access to systems or compromised apps.
The paper also lists a variety of methods for securing systems and mitigating these security risks.
If you don’t have time for the full paper, the summary offers helpful advice for securing your IIoT systems and offers an overview of the findings.
To dig deeper into this topic, don’t forget InduSoft’s books on cybersecurity, which include advice for both IIoT architectures and more traditional SCADA systems.
InduSoft Application Design and SCADA Deployment Recommendations for Industrial Control System Security – This eBook provides guidance when building and implementing HMI and SCADA systems, and describes best practices to secure them against cyber-attacks and known vulnerabilities.
Framework for SCADA Cybersecurity – This eBook will provide Critical Infrastructure customers and academic students an understanding of the NIST Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Framework and how to apply the framework to new and existing SCADA applications and implementations.