Electric charging stations are increasingly used in urban furniture in cities. Electric cars and their need to be charged are a reality. Because of this, there is an increase in supply points that depend on specific protocols and communications for these stations.
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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.
The open and most-widely-used framework for communication and vulnerability scoring, the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System), has been updated, incorporating improvements in its new version 3.1 with respect to the previous one. This standard assesses the severity of computer systems vulnerabilities and assigns them a score of 0 to 10.
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.
Manufacturers have an essential role with regards improving the cybersecurity in their devices. These improvements will not only affect the devices, but rather they will also involve an improvement in the cybersecurity of industrial infrastructure where the new security provisions and functions that have the manufacturers' automation and control solutions (e.g. SCADA, PLC, etc.) are introduced.
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.
After having analysed the "why" behind the cybersecurity capacities evaluation model in the first entry dedicated to the C4V model and after having explained how to carry out an appropriate management of risks in the value chain in the second edition, this third edition is dedicated to explaining how to carry out an evaluation of ourselves.
As explained in the first post of this series dedicated to the C4V model, the cyber security level of outsourced services is key to assess the cyber security capabilities of any organisation: It is no use increasing the cyber security levels of an organisation if their suppliers’ levels are not as high, because -it goes without saying that- "security is as strong as its weakest link".
The outsourcing of processes is not something we can consider new. In fact, the contrary is true. And in particular, in terms of how it applies to ICT (Information and Communication Technology), it is common for at least part of our systems to be accessed by third parties or managed directly by third parties.