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It’s incumbent upon the enterprise to manage third-party supply-chain relationships with cybersecurity as a foremost priority, in particular locking down access to critical systems and adequately managing and assigning privileged access to third parties.
Operational Technology

Examining Third-Party Supply-Chain Risks Around Secure Access

Jim LaBonty
Operational technology’s (OT) exposure to cyber threats extends beyond the confines of technical software and firmware vulnerabilities. The supply chain and insiders are two significant areas of concern, where risks can originate from third-party vendors or suppliers with inadequate cybersecurity measures or those inside the firewall with similarly privileged access.
Cyber Resilience
Operational Resilience

Mitigating Exposures the Key to Cyber Resilience

Dan Ricci
Cybersecurity experts are cautious about the new National Security Memorandum (NSM), which replaces the decade-old Presidential Policy Directive. Proponents say, will help strengthen the security of critical infrastructure within the United States, but because it's short on prescriptive details, security experts are unsure of the path forward.
Cyber Resilience
Risk Management

White House Signs Critical Infrastructure Memorandum, Details Remain Unclear

George V. Hulme
Expert Don C. Weber writes that safety devices are within scope for cybersecurity risk assessments. This includes conducting high-level risk assessments to assemble documentation for specific Systems-under-Consideration (SuC) of the safety solution, performing a vulnerability assessment of the SuC, feeding the results into the detailed risk assessment to allow the risk management team to identify and address residual risks.
Operational Technology
Operational Resilience
Vulnerability Management

Architecting Safety Using Cybersecurity Requirements and Assessments

Don C. Weber
OT and ICS asset owners must consider non-traditional OT exposures beyond software vulnerabilities—a comprehensive exposure management approach to risk reduction—to understand the multifaceted challenges and the proactive measures necessary to safeguard critical infrastructure.
Cyber Resilience
Operational Technology
Risk Management

Operational Technology Exposure: Beyond Software Vulnerabilities

Dan Ricci
The Change Healthcare cyberattack has spurred the proposal of new legislation from Sen. Mark Warner to demand minimum cybersecurity standards of hospitals and healthcare delivery organizations, or face financial penalties.
Healthcare

Change Healthcare Attack May Spur New Cybersecurity Laws

George V. Hulme
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reacts to growing cloud implementations for operational technology, SCADA, and industrial control systems. The shift to cloud computing has caused the NCSC to be concerned that organizations aren't properly managing the new connectivity, including security boundaries and access control mechanisms.
Risk Management
Cyber Resilience
Operational Technology

UK NCSC Urges OT/ICS Operators to Secure Cloud Migrations

George V. Hulme
Healthcare
Vulnerability Management
Risk Management

FDA Sets Sights on Medical Device Vulnerability Management

George V. Hulme
Cyber Resilience
Operational Resilience
Risk Management

Think Like an Attacker: Be Frogger

John Frushour
The U.K.'s enhanced Cyber Assessment Framework is designed to help critical infrastructure organizations comprehensively assess and improve their ability to defend against, and respond to, cyberattacks.
Cyber Resilience
Operational Technology
Operational Resilience

UK Critical Infrastructure Sectors Brace for Enhanced Cyber Assessment Framework

George V. Hulme
Cyber Resilience
Risk Management
Federal

Blunting the Risks of Private-Sector Ownership of CI

ADM. Michael S. Rogers, USN (Ret.)
The “Report to the President: Strategy for Cyber-Physical Resilience: Fortifying Our Critical Infrastructure for a Digital World,” reaffirms that cyber-resilience-by-design should be the standard and urges a coalition of government leaders and private sector critical infrastructure asset owners and operators to refocus their energies to build resilient cyber-physical systems (CPS) that are designed to withstand attack.
Federal
Cyber Resilience
Risk Management

Applauding A Codified Strategy for CPS Resilience

Chris Inglis

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