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Don’t Neglect Social Engineering When Implementing Security Measures

Cybersecurity is a critical aspect of plant and machine safety, but all the firewalls and airgaps in existence cannot stop an even more insidious threat vector – social engineering. For highly secure processes that cannot risk a data breach, it’s important to look beyond what can be done on a computer. Continue reading

Destroying Industrial Equipment with Bubbles and Malicious Code

It’s not yet common to see malicious attacks designed with the intent of destroying industrial equipment, but the proof-of-concept experiments on the vulnerability of industrial control systems only grows more compelling with each example of equipment-destroying malware. The best and most well-known example was Stuxnet, but hackers at the recent Black Hat Security concept showed even more evidence that such attacks can pinpoint weaknesses in nearly any physical system. Continue reading

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