The attacks on the Saudi Aramco oil refinery have highlighted the vulnerabilities of these plants against physical attacks using drones. There’s a wide variety of physical and cyber attacks that use drones, from launching explosives, to capturing images, invasion of privacy or taking screenshots of Wi-Fi traffic, so companies should take new defense measures in order to protect their assets
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The union of the IT and OT worlds is unstoppable, which means that the cybersecurity strategy, traditionally focused on the IT field, must now include aspects related to the industrial world. Having a good cybersecurity strategy is essential for IC systems to survive in this new era.
Trips across the ocean have changed over the years with the arrival of the industrial revolution and information technology, among other things, making technology its best ally, both to automate their navigation and to control their location from land-based stations. However, this total dependence on technology brings with it important security issues that need to be addressed with the importance they deserve.
Advances in security within control systems have brought us many of the security tools and services offered in IT for this environment. Until now, protection was based on reactive measures, acting only where there was evidence of the attack, but this trend changed with deployment of monitoring and the proactive defensive actions that this can provide.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has started to become part of daily life in society: intelligent homes, intelligent education, intelligent healthcare, wearable devices, the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and other industries make great use of this technology, with it playing a key role in the digital transformation and the hyper-connection of their elements.
Tomando en consideración las amenazas y los riesgos detallados anteriormente queda de manifiesto la necesidad de desarrollar acciones o modelos de protección para mitigar las vulnerabilidades que surgen del tratamiento de los datos de los usuarios así como prácticas de seguridad en la funcionalidad y el despliegue de tecnologías IoT.