For Better OT/ICS Security, Reduce Your Attack Surface

What are the top three pieces of advice you would give a CISO to make the plant OT/ICS environment more secure from cyber attacks? As a security analyst for industrial control systems and SCADA security, Ayo Folorunso Agunbiade recommends that CISOs take these three steps to protect the plant’s OT/ICS environment against cyber attacks:1. Implement application whitelisting. “Application Whitelisting (AWL) can... Read more

Eight OT Cybersecurity Predictions for 2020 

Cybersecurity experts from PAS share their 2020 predictions for industrial facilities. Check out the top trends and cyber threats Jason-Haward Grau, PAS CISO, and Mark Carrigan, PAS COO, are expecting to ring true in the new year. 5G Risks Will Bleed Into Industrial Environments With 2019’s wave of hype surrounding 5G, new vulnerabilities and opportunities for exploit are... Read more

For Better OT Security, Control and Monitor Your Environment

What are the top three pieces of advice you would give a CISO to make the plant OT/ICS environment more secure from cyber attacks? Spencer Wilcox is an experienced ICS security leader who provides strategic direction to teams responsible for protecting the grid. He believes that controlling and monitoring network flows is key to improving ICS security. Wilcox suggests three measures chief information security officers... Read more

In Critical Infrastructure, Safety Comes First

What are the top three pieces of advice you would give a CISO to make the plant OT/ICS environment more secure from cyber attacks? One of the great challenges in securing OT systems in the power generation and distribution industry is the age of system components. “The average lifespan of a typical ICS device is about 30 years,” says Brian Foster, an OT/ICS cybersecurity consultant at... Read more

Alarm Management: 7 Steps to Maximize Operator Effectiveness

A good alarm system will give operators actionable information, in time for them to take action to avoid upsets, off-spec product, shutdowns, and similar situations. A proven approach to creating such an alarm system exists and has resulted in thousands of vastly improved alarm systems.This approach is grounded in the widely adopted 7‐step methodology for alarm system improvement developed by PAS. This methodology has been... Read more

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