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ICS Cyber Security: Understanding the Risk Landscape

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are all around us: in water, gas and electricity distribution networks, running power plants and critical infrastructure, for automation in production lines and transportation networks, and more. These systems are ever more connected to corporate IT networks and organizations are now also deploying Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies to migrate to Industry 4.0. This deeper integration between IT, cloud, and industrial networks is creating many security issues that are now becoming the primary obstacles to industry digitization efforts.

Protecting industrial networks is key to help ensure integrity, continuity, and safety of your operations. It is also a very specific challenge.

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Industrial Internet of Things: Why Organizations Choose IIoT to Streamline Operations and Improve Safety and Security

As the world becomes more interconnected, organizations are looking to streamline operations and improve safety and security. The implications of the pandemic are driving many industrial companies to search for an integrated technology solution that is resilient, automated, and scalable. One that leverages the traditional communication protocols while providing the flexibility and interconnectivity which in turn would help those organizations to focus on the bigger challenges.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a such solution.

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5 Reasons Your Organization Should Consider an IT Services Provider

All organizations have a turning point where they may require a helping hand with new technologies, processes and other factors to better support continual growth.

For example, you may notice that your in-house IT department cannot keep pace with growing technology requirements and service requests. Or perhaps, you are having difficulty keeping IT costs under control with the multitude of available solutions, many of which have overlapping features and functions.

As a result, many companies tend to partner with an IT services provider to benefit from their expertise and address any technology, staffing, or compliance requirements.

But how do you know if your company needs an IT services provider? When does this aha moment come where an organization goes on the lookout for an IT partner?

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Working From Home: Cyber Security

In the past few weeks, we examined risks and recommendations for organizations caused by the Coronavirus as well as provided a few things to keep in mind when working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health officials are urging people to stay home and to exercise proper hygiene to stay safe and help prevent the virus spread. 

But what about cyber hygiene?

Turns out you should apply the same level of care to your supportive technology.

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Coronavirus: Tips When Working From Home

With the current situation around Coronavirus, many workplaces and venues made a tough and rightful decision to temporarily close their doors (that is to promote social distancing) based on the recommendations from local and federal health authorities. That means many people are now required to work from home until COVID-19 is under control.

Last week, we shared our risks and recommendations for businesses in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak. Since many organizations elected to have most of their staff work remotely, we feel it is important to provide a few simple yet essential tips for everyone who is working from home.

60 Plants in 60 Months: ICS Cyber Security Findings & Recommendations

This is an excerpt from Genieall’s speaking session at CanWEA O&M Summit 2020.

Drive up to a facility, the gate is unlocked. Walk into the O&M building and grab a seat. So far, no one has asked your name or for your credentials.

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New Year New You: 3 Cyber Security Tips for SMBs in 2020

What 2020 will bring directly depends on you… and your perception of cyber security.

We won’t be wrong if we say that large companies with enormous budgets and innovation opportunities have always been a desirable target for cyber criminals.

At the same time, their developed security systems designed to protect against an unauthorized entry strengthen their position in the cyber space (although not 100% of time – that’s a different story).

However, the latest trend is that SMBs are at hackers’ gunpoint nowadays just as (if not more often than) large corporations.

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Physical Security Threats (that are often overlooked)

Imagine that you’ve been tasked to secure a server storing restricted information. Some of the tools you will use might include: AI-powered endpoint protection solution, Next-Generation Firewall, network segregation, privileged accounts, MFA etc. Voila! It’s now secure.

You go home happy with a sense of accomplishment only to discover the next morning that someone walked in to the office and took out the drive with that precious data (which may trigger heavy financial losses) and walked away… Brutal!

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