5 Things ICS Operators and Critical Infrastructure Must Do in the Face of Cyber Escalation

| June 22, 2019

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A series of escalatory messages and actions between the US, Russia, and Iran are increasing the risk of further conflict and potential negative effects against industrial control systems (ICS) and critical infrastructure. This includes recent news reports on offensive US cyber operations targeting Russian critical infrastructure and the Kremlin warning that attempts to hack into its electric grid system could potentially lead to cyberwarfare. Additionally, cyber threat intelligence firms including Dragos, and the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), recently reported an increase in Iranian-linked malicious cyber activity targeting industry and government organizations in the US.

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