Manufacturing


  • Industrial control security practitioners ‘working blind’ to protect their network

    July 14, 2017

    Four out of 10 industrial control security practitioners don’t have proper visibility into their ICS networks. This is according to a new study by the SANS Institute. Based on a poll of ICS practitioners and cybersecurity stakeholders across various verticals, including energy, manufacturing, oil and gas, the report says that 40 percent of defenders are actually ...

  • Physical infrastructure and industrial systems at greater risk of cyber attacks

    July 12, 2017

    The world is facing a “new wave” of cyber attacks which target industrial systems and physical infrastructure, said Mr Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab. This trend puts critical infrastructure at greater risk of damage. With the rise in the Internet of Things (IoT) and types of devices connected to networks, there ...

  • Honda Forced to Shut Plant After WannaCry Returns

    June 21, 2017

    Japanese carmaker Honda has admitted it was forced to briefly shut down a manufacturing plant after finding WannaCry ransomware on its network weeks after the threat first struck around the world. The firm is said to have pulled the plug at its Sayama plant on Monday after discovering a day earlier that the notorious ransomware was ...

  • Factory Robots Are Easy to Hack, Researchers Show

    May 3, 2017

    In perhaps one of the scariest findings in recent months, researchers have discovered that factory robots can easily be hacked. This, of course, could have grave effects on entire industries and pose safety issues. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro found that numerous factory robots have a weak network security, using simple combinations of username and passwords that ...