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10812238283?profile=RESIZE_400xCyber threats are an all too common danger for companies in all critical infrastructure sectors.  Historically, the threat of cyber-attack was thought to be largest against financial institutions, retail chains, and the medical sector.  However, as manufacturing has become more reliant on data and technology, the threat of cyber-attacks on the industry has grown.  This especially true for critical manfacturing, like aviation and the defense industrial base (DIB), but true for any manfacturing. 

10513781884?profile=RESIZE_400xThere is serious legal reasoning that cyber-attacks against a nation’s critical infrastructure could be reasoned as a war crime.[1]  The University of California (UC), Berkeley Human Rights Center’s recent recommendations for war crime charges against the Sandworm hacking group, which was sent to the International Crimes Commission (ICC) before some of the most recent cyberattacks fully came to light, single out Sandworm’s two blackout attacks in 2015 and 2016 for legal and practical reasons: Sa

10266832095?profile=RESIZE_400xElectricity, oil and gas and other critical infrastructure vital to any country’s day to day lives is increasingly at risk from cyber-attackers who know that successfully compromising industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) can enable them to disrupt or tamper with vital services.  A report from cybersecurity company Dragos[1] details ten different hacking operations which are known to have actively targeted industrial systems in North America and Europe and its warned t

9297005663?profile=RESIZE_400xCybersecurity professionals, including the US expert team at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), often focus on promoting best practices: the necessary steps that organizations must take to secure their enterprises. It is equally important for organizations to focus on stopping bad practices.

High-risk and dangerous technology practices are often accepted because of competing priorities, lack of incentives, or resource limitations that preclude sound risk management deci