Darin Andersen from Norman and Norman Consultant Joe Weiss Note Need for Improved Protection of Industrial Control Systems that Manage Critical Infrastructure
Experts from Norman ASA, a global leader in industrial control system protection, proactive content security and forensic anti-malware solutions, are available to discuss the Saudi Aramco hacking incident and the new Shamoon malware threat that appears to be targeting energy companies, among others.
Darin Andersen, general manager, North America for Norman and Joe Weiss, managing partner at Applied Control Systems and a Norman consultant, are available to provide information on both the hacking incident and Shamoon.
Among the points on which they are prepared to elaborate:
- Hacktivism is a new and especially pernicious threat to energy companies, as security teams are often unaware of the organization attempting to infect its systems, or what their political motivation is.
- Industrial control systems are especially vulnerable as they were not designed to be connected to the Internet.
- There are rumors that the attack was an "inside job," but other rumors claimed the inside job theory was a cover for the actual hackers.
- It's extremely difficult to know if this was a hacktivist attack or a state-sponsored attack in the guise of a hacktivist attack.
- The attack certainly reinforces the need for all organizations, especially those that manage critical infrastructure to look for every possible opening for cyberattacks – be it inside jobs, viruses on USB drives, threats hidden in data files provided by industry partners and customers and other less direct points of entry.
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