Around 4 million robots are expected to be introduced in the area of industry over the next five years. This is on top of the evolution towards industry 4.0, in which industrial robotics is crucial, and which is now consolidated in any industrial process, from the manufacturing industry to any large-area warehouse. In that industrial transformation, barriers must be applied to ensure the integrity of the components and to prevent incidents in plants.
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This post presents some lines of action to be followed in the case of having fallen victim to Ekans ransomware. It describes in detail the prevention, identification and response phases to be carried out.
In this post we will explain the ability to resist, one of the 4 goals of the IMC model, which allows us to determine if an organization is capable of continuing with the essential services it provides, in the event of a cyberattack.
In this new blog entry, we will analyze the features and describe the operation of a new ransomware called Ekans, initially known as Snake, which has a very specific design, aimed at infecting and blocking Industrial Control Systems (ICS).
After the articles “IEC 61850 Standard, all for one and one for all” and “Multicast security in IEC 61850”, it is useful to add more information about the cybersecurity guidelines set out in the IEC 62351 standard with respect to the GOOSE protocol. An explanation will be made of the operation of the protocol, the weaknesses it presents and the appropriate security measures to protect it against possible attackers.
GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology is deeply integrated into society to meet geolocation and time measurement needs; it is considered one of the most reliable and it is a critical element for certain industrial sectors. However, due to the advancement of the technology and its widespread use, GNSS are being compromised by cybercriminals.
Anticipating is one of the four aims of cyberresilience. It consists of maintaining a state of informed readiness, in order to prevent essential services from being compromised in the event of a cyberattack. To measure the objectives of this aim, its three functional domains are analysed: cybersecurity policies, risk management and cybersecurity training.
Throughout the year 2019, we have worked on the detection, treatment and preparation of notices related to cybersecurity in industrial environments, classifying them based on the sector, manufacturer, criticality, etc. This article summarises this work and makes a brief prediction of the events that will take place in 2020.