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ICS- CERT and US-CERT’s Role in protecting Against Cybersecurity Threats

We’re gearing up to experience Halloween, the spookiest time of the year. There’s little scarier than cyber threats aimed at SCADA and HMI systems, as we recently learned in massive DDoS attacks that targeted IoT devices. That’s why this week, we’re exploring the history of ICS-CERT, and US-CERT, an organization responsible for analyzing and reducing cyber threats, vulnerabilities, disseminating cyber threat warning information, and coordinating incident response activities. Continue reading

State-Sponsored Attacks are Testing Industrial Automation Facilities – Some Tips for Defense

Per a recent US-CERT alert, Russian government-sponsored cyber ‘threat actors’ have been systematically targeting and attacking critical US infrastructure facilities, such as nuclear, water/wastewater, electric grids, and other energy related facilities. These attacks, while not new, are being attributed clearly … Continue reading