Cimation to Offer Vulnerabilities Series
Sep 03, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Cimation announced it created "Not Hacking Around: Protecting Your Company from Cyber Attacks" series.
"Many legacy systems in oil and gas and other pieces of critical infrastructure are essentially wide open to attack or inadvertent infection," said Jeff Walsh, Cimation Director of Industrial IT, in a release. "The prevalence of nefarious information flow between amateur hackers is creating a huge problem for cyber security professionals."
The first brief in a series of six on cyber security, available for free download, provides industry background and sets the stage for future discussion of specific vulnerabilities and remediation. Cimation researchers recently presented on SCADA vulnerabilities at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.
"It is imperative with today's increased global connectivity that we provide our customers the very best in automation design and security for their critical process control systems," said Marc Ayala, Cimation ICS/SCADA Security Manager. "At Cimation, we are actively involved with groups like DHS, ICS-CERT, ISA and their local charters and actively present security awareness workshops for the Oil and Gas and Chemicals industries. Awareness and training are key in driving a successful security program."
"But it's not just about preventing cyber crime," Walsh said. "It's also about stopping the types of accidental exposure that are happening more and more often.
"Cyber security shouldn't be an afterthought; it should be built in from the get go."
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