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ICS Cyber Security

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.

industrial internet of things iiot

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.

IT Services Provider

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?

3 cyber security tips for smbs in 2020

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.

top 12 nerc cip considerations

Top 12 NERC CIP Compliance Considerations

Please note, this is Part 1 of 2 in the series dedicated to Top 12 NERC CIP Compliance Considerations.

North American organizations that conduct business in the Energy sector are subject to strict compliance requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) standards.

Non-compliance may result in penalties and sanctions (i.e. failed audits and non-compliance can trigger fines and sanctions up to $1M per incident per day).