- “Control systems are under attack: 4SICS” by Tony Morbin of SC Magazine UK
- “Pharmaceuticals, Not Energy, May Have Been True Target of Dragonfly, Energetic Bear” by Sara Peters of Dark Reading
- “Cyber Weapons Hold ‘No Taboo’ For States” by Jimmy Nicholls of Computer Business Review
- “Sandworm Team Went After Firms Running SCADA” by Phil Muncaster of InfoSecurity Magazine
- “Exploring the 'insecure by design' blind spot in industrial systems” by Peter Behr and Blake Sobczak of E&E News
The rising likelihood of cyberwarfare has been a prominent topic over the last couple of weeks in industrial cybersecurity press. The reports that politically-motivated hackers have no reservations when it comes to launching large-scale cyberattacks against a nation’s critical infrastructure did not mesh well with the news that most industrial control systems are understaffed and underprepared for the possibility of cyberwarfare. Attacks have become increasingly sophisticated, and hackers are determined to get around common firewall defenses through whichever means possible. Overall, this makes the ensured protection of our critical infrastructure all the more important. Here are some recent reports on the topic:
Want to read more? See what we had to say about cyberwarfare earlier this year.