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ML in ICS

Machine learning in ICS

Posted on 06/23/2022, by INCIBE
In recent years, the concept of machine learning has gained more prominence, mainly driven by advances in parallel computing capacity. More and more developments, applications and programs are using these algorithms to provide systems with greater security, intelligence and independence. However, it’s rarely used in industrial environments, although some recent tests and developments prove its effectiveness, including in the scope of detection and prediction of cyber attacks.
Standard IEC 62443-4-2, the need to secure ISC components

IEC 62443-4-2, the need to secure components

Posted on 05/12/2022, by INCIBE
The security of control systems can be threatened from different aspects, with the end device being the most important attack vector. With this in mind, the IEC, within the 62443 standard, wanted to emphasise devices by preparing a document exclusively concerning their security: IEC62443-4-2. This document contains different technical requirements to improve the security of the types of assets that can be found in a control system.
FAT and SAT tests on ICS

FAT and SAT tests on industrial devices

Posted on 04/07/2022, by INCIBE
The continuity of the production process in businesses that require industrial automation depends more and more on the proper functioning, safety and reliability of the system of that composes it. Therefore, conducting tests of acceptance of its operation prior to its commissioning, is vital to ensure that the systems acquired meet the requirements set out in the contract between the company and the manufacturer.
Security level according to IEC 62443-3-3 in control systems

Security level according to IEC 62443-3-3 in Industrial Control Systems

Posted on 03/10/2022, by INCIBE
Standard 62443 arose as a development the ISA 99 standard to fully cover security within control systems. Divided into several parts, each refers to different aspects related to security. The IEC 62443-3-3 standard refers to system security requirements and security levels.
Log4Shell: analysis of vulnerabilities in Log4j

Log4Shell: analysis of vulnerabilities in Log4j

Posted on 02/24/2022, by INCIBE
This post will analyse the vulnerabilities associated with Log4Shell, detected in the library Log4j, which is found in infinite software products both in technical and industrial fields. Although there have been other instances of more sophisticated vulnerabilities, the problem with this one is area of exposure.
CORBAsec security in CORBA middleware

CORBAsec: security in CORBA middleware

Posted on 01/20/2022, by INCIBE
Not all industrial control systems operate with the same programming language given that, depending on the manufacturer, devices will work with a specific software and programming language. This may be a problem for plant managers in industrial systems, as the interconnectivity between devices becomes impossible, or at least, is further complicated. One solution that has emerged in order to connect systems from different operating systems is CORBA standard and CORBAsec, its development with added security.
CII recover goal

RECOVER: the capacity of organizations to restore their services following a cyber-attack

Posted on 10/07/2021, by INCIBE
It is necessary to protect the main business processes through a set of tasks that allow the organisation to recover from a major incident in a timeframe that does not compromise the continuity of its services. This ensures a planned response to any security breach.
technologies shaping the electricity grid of the future

Technologies shaping the electricity grid of the future

Posted on 04/29/2021, by INCIBE
In recent years we have witnessed the evolution of the electrical grid and the development of new technologies produce what we know today as the smart grid. This evolution continues to this day and the trend seems to point to greater interconnection between end consumers and the grid, which increases possible attack vectors. Over the course of this article, we shall see the security measures that will be used in the electrical grid of the future.

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