ICS environments are made up of very heterogeneous machines, with large differences depending on the system we are dealing with. Some of these systems have very strict response time requirements for their correct operation and therefore use real-time operating systems. Throughout this article we will see what real-time operating systems are, how they work, and we will propose hardening measures to reduce the likelihood that these devices will suffer a cyberattack.
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Security breaches that put our privacy at risk, leaks of our data, passwords... are incidents that happen more and more often. Protecting ourselves from these information leaks is often beyond our reach, but this does not mean that we should not try to take measures to protect our data. DNS-over-TLS can be very helpful in encrypting our communications, making them much more secure.
Honeypots and their implementation in a network, known as a honeynet, are a powerful tool for defending your system and safely monitoring the attacks carried out against it. In this article we will detail what honeypots are, their implementation in OT environments, the advantages and disadvantages of their implementation in the system and the latest honeypots developed for industrial control systems.
From the point of view of cybersecurity, access to automation and industrial control systems is one of the most critical control points and that's why special care must be taken when it comes to applying access security and fortification policies. On occasions, it is necessary to carry out remote tasks such as, for example, maintenance, upgrading or device or application management work. Thus, external personnel outside our company may perform said tasks, including manufacturers, wholesalers or providers of services, making it necessary to protect these accesses from potential threats.
I have identified a vulnerability in a device within an industrial control system... Now what? This article provides the guidelines to be followed when a vulnerability within an industrial control system is detected, and the different phases of this process.
The problems originating from the application of patches in an industrial setting have consequently led to them being rejected by the operators. For years they were practically abandoned, but thanks to the support from security companies and IT departments they are now receiving their due credit.
Denial-of-service attacks are a type of cyber-attack which consists on reducing or cancelling altogether the capacity of servers or other computing resources to provide service. A denial-of-service attack can occur in different scenarios, such as overloading online services by mass request sending or exploiting vulnerabilities of programs or services in order to suspend function totally or partially. In most of such attacks, attackers use a wide range of techniques and tools to hide their identities, which makes it especially challenging to find the culprits.