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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Cybersecurity for Intelligent Systems

For this Cybersecurity Awareness Month, InduSoft would like to leave you with some practical thoughts and ideas on Cybersecurity that you could incorporate into your InduSoft Web Studio HMI and SCADA projects. For those of you who want to think about these concepts or are already on-board with making your applications cybersecure; these topics and ideas may help you solidify your project design plans. Continue reading

Five Cyber Security Myths That May Be Holding Back Your Security Protocols

When developing secure SCADA/HMI applications that will help systems interface and share data in IoT application, it’s important to take a look not only at what we can do to better protect applications, but at the misconceptions that might be holding back our best efforts at cybersecurity. We thought it might be important to share some of the misconceptions we’ve found in the industrial automation field. Continue reading

InduSoft Watches: Zero Days

This week, InduSoft employees got together to watch Zero Days, a documentary film from Alex Gibney that explores the origins and implications of the Stuxnet virus, which specifically targeted control systems and PLCs, and has played a huge role in alerting the industry to the need for additional cybersecurity measures in control systems. Continue reading

Industrial Automation Security: Cyber-Attack Against Ukrainian Critical Infrastructure (And How to Prevent Similar Breaches)

This week, we thought that our readers might be interested in looking closer at the critical infrastructure attack against the Ukrainian Power Distribution Facilities Oblenergos, and hearing more information on how such attacks can be mitigated. Continue reading

Protecting Internet-Facing HMI Systems

In late 2014, ICS-CERT issued a warning about a Trojan malware called BlackEnergy that has been affecting systems since 2011. While this particular virus attacked General Electric’s Cimplicity HMI, Siemens’ SIMATIC WinCC and BroadWin’s WebAccess, it served as a reminder that systems that utilize internet connectivity remain open to vulnerability. As the Internet of Things gains traction, the avenues for attacking control systems will only increase. Continue reading

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Are You Taking Precautions?

The month of October is cyber security awareness month. InduSoft would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that cyber security can always be improved, and that if you’re not taking measures now to prevent cyber security threats, now is a wonderful time to start! Continue reading

Havex Industrial Control System Malware: FAQ from InduSoft

ICS-CERT has released detailed information (ICS-ALERT-14-176-02A) regarding the Industrial Control System Malware Campaign that has been detected on several fronts, what it is, how it is spread, how to protect your systems if they are vulnerable. The following discussion based on the alert, condenses the information to allow you to understand if the information is applicable to you. At the time that this article is being published, InduSoft is not aware that any system using its products being infected or affected by this malware, however here are some FAQs that will help customers understand the issues. The answers are based on US-Cert information and information from InduSoft Development/Engineering: Continue reading

Understanding and Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Tofino Security recently posted an article, which many of our customers currently making security risk assessments on their projects or installations will find useful or helpful: How to use the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. It was written by Ernest Hayden and is entitled, “The NIST Cybersecurity Framework – What is it and what does it mean to you?” There are also many other useful links on this website that may also be of use to you. Continue reading