Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Keeping Critical Infrastructure Safe from Cyber Attacks

Stuxnet, a computer virus that targeted Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in 2010, defined a pivotal moment in cybersecurity history. This event brought on a new era of cyberattacks that initially focused on traditional IT environments. As the IT threat landscape has evolved, threat actors are looking at Operations Technology (OT) environments as a new landscape to expand their efforts. Why wouldn’t they? Many estimates tell us that the security of OT environments is 25 years behind IT security. Stuxnet exploited the false comfort of “air gap” (computers that are not connected to the internet or to any other systems that…

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