Cisco software fortifies industrial IoT security

Network World

Cisco is looking to better protect myriad edge-attached IoT devices with new security software that promises to protect industrial assets in one of the most disparate of network environments.

The six biggest cybersecurity risks facing the utilities industry


The utilities industry is rapidly modernizing its infrastructure, adding more digitized equipment and connectivity across devices, plants, and systems. This evolution to “smart infrastructure” represents a positive, paradigm shift for the industry. Unfortunately, the security policies of many utilities have not evolved along with it, leaving them incredibly vulnerable. Cyber Security News

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Microsoft Purchases CyberX

Forrester IT

Today, Microsoft announced that it has acquired Waltham, MA-based IoT and industrial control system (ICS) security vendor CyberX. While the purchase price was not disclosed, media reports are speculating that the purchase price was somewhere between $150M-$165M.

Six key security weaknesses in industrial systems

Computer Weekly

Organisations should mitigate six key vulnerabilities in industrial control systems to reduce the risk of cyber attack, warns security firm FireEye

The Product Dev Conundrum: To Build or Buy in a Digital World?

Speaker: Mark Ridley, Owner and Founder, Ridley Industries

Any PM or technical leader who’s led the charge of building a digital product knows that product engineering is one of the most expensive elements of business. In most cases, actually building software should be the last avenue that companies explore to deliver great products, as software engineering, data science and product development are complex, uncertain and hard to manage.

Lack of basic security hygiene putting industrial control systems at risk.


Read why James Sanders says that standard security practices among IT companies do not necessarily carry over to the IT departments of other firms, leading to products sold without basic security measures in place on Tech Republic : Vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems are an outsized threat in the manufacturing sector, and can have ripples […]. Cyber Security News

Some Good News About Application Security

Forrester IT

In my new report, “The State Of Application Security, 2020,” some of the trends are. Applications remain the most popular attack vector, open source continues to infect everything, and too many industries are not investing in the application security controls they need.

Cyber security industry key to solving skills gap

Computer Weekly

In the face of a growing shortage of cyber security skills around the world, the security industry itself needs to do more to attract people

Security industry more open, integrated and collaborative

Computer Weekly

McAfee says shift in industry’s approach is evidenced by adoption of its Data Exchange Layer and new collaborations through McAfee Security Innovation Alliance

Security industry failing users, says behaviour expert

Computer Weekly

The information security community is failing to educate users in a way that helps then understand cyber threats and change their behaviour, according to consultant Jessica Barker

European security industry has failed users, says expert

Computer Weekly

Cryptology expert Bart Preneel says the European security industry must commit to secure communication for the masses and open source is the key to secure infrastructure

To secure industrial IoT, use segmentation instead of firewalls

Network World

The internet of things (IoT) has been top of mind for network and security professionals for the better part of the past five years. This has been particularly true for the area of industrial IoT (IIoT). Connected industrial devices are nothing new, but most IT people aren’t familiar with them because they have been managed by operational technology (OT) teams.

Maintain Your Security Edge: Develop And Retain Cybersecurity Talent

Forrester IT

As an industry, we gripe about hiring and struggle with retention. cybersecurity information security retention management security & risk staff development & succession management Security & Risk

Industry Calls for Standardization of CISO Role


Professionals from the cybersecurity industry have called for clarity regarding the role of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). Research from Cyber Security Connect UK (CSCUK), a forum for cybersecurity professionals, has stated that CISOs are being pulled into job requirements outside their jurisdiction and that there is a lack of transparency about the responsibilities of cybersecurity […].

Cyber security in industrial controls systems poor, says Crest

Computer Weekly

A lack of standards-based technical security testing is putting industrial control environments and critical national infrastructure at risk of cyber attack, a report reveals

The Security And Privacy Implications Of Drones

Forrester IT

Over the past few years, drones have transitioned from military-only applications into a strategic asset that is transforming a range of industries such as construction, real estate, insurance, and agriculture.

The Security Snapshot: Embracing The New Norm

Forrester IT

Organizations in many industries and regions now face an uncertain and rapidly deteriorating economic outlook because of efforts to contain the novel coronavirus and its life- and health-threatening impacts. The novel coronavirus is also affecting security and risk […].

Government to ramp up help for UK cyber security industry

Computer Weekly

Government, in partnership with industry, is pursuing a range of initiatives aimed at establishing a UK cyber security ecosystem, developing skills and products and boosting exports, says DIT’s Conrad Prince

Industrial robots a security risk, warns IOActive

Computer Weekly

Some of the most popular industrial and domestic robot brands have various vulnerabilities that could by exploited by cyber attackers, a research paper warns

7 Security Areas to Focus on During COVID-19


Now that many workers have shifted to working remotely and organizations are distracted trying to handle the virus, security and risk management teams need to be more vigilant than ever. Most of the security and risk team is now operating in completely different environments and mindsets.

Security platforms to disrupt industry, predicts Palo Alto Networks

Computer Weekly

Collaborative security platforms will enable developers to focus on innovation and force the security industry to change business models, predicts Palo Alto Networks

American Industry Benefiting From Government Cybersecurity Executive Transitions


We found great context on this trend in this Chief Security Officer Magazine article by Benchmark Executive Search's Jeremy King titled: " National Security Brain Drain." Industry must take the lead. American industry has always benefited from the talent produced by the U.S. government, especially those with national security experience. CTO Cyber Security Internet of Things News Central Intelligence Agency FBI NSABob Gourley.

New ISACA Guide Explores Turbulent Cybersecurity Environment For Industrial Control Systems


ISACA, a global professional association serving 140,000 professionals, has published a new guide about the current cybersecurity threat for industrial control systems (ICS). Industrial Control Systems: A Primer for the Rest of Us ” is available for free download at

Army Intelligence Industry Day 29 July 2015


Army, will co-sponsor a special, one day classified event tailored for members of industry focused on U.S. I'm excited about this opportunity to continue to work with our partners in industry that help us ensure our Soldiers always have the advantage on the battlefield.". -- LTG Mary Legere, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2 (Intelligence). The post Army Intelligence Industry Day 29 July 2015 appeared first on

Cyber security industry believes GDPR is stifling innovation

Computer Weekly

Cyber security industry believes the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is hindering innovation and could encourage organisations to cover up security breaches, a poll has revealed

Testing Industrial Protocols with Security Tools

Doctor Chaos

Protection of communications: key for the security of all protocols In industrial control systems, communications play a key role in an environment where millions of packages are exchanged daily, including often critical information on the status of processes and devices.

Security industry welcomes planned UK Data Protection Bill

Computer Weekly

The cyber security industry has generally welcomed planned UK data protection legislation, but some say it is hypocritical in the light of the Investigatory Powers Act

The SINET 16: These could be the hottest new tech firms in the cybersecurity industry


The Security Innovation Network (SINET) is an organization on a particularly virtuous mission. Supported by the US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, SINET conducts events focused on this critically important mission. Bob Gourley.

Industry versus Government

IT Toolbox

What is more important to you: data security or physical security

Energy Is Embracing Zero Trust, All Industries Should Too

Forrester IT

I recently heard a segment on WBUR (a public radio station in Boston) on the emergence of microgrids and I was amazed at how much the concept of microgrids closely aligned with the concept of microperimeters within our Zero Trust model of information security. Security and Risk Zero Trust digital business microperimeters

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Cisco issues fixes for numerous iOS XE, industrial router vulnerabilities

Network World

Cisco has unleashed an extensive new round of security warnings – three of them “critical” – mostly for users of its iOS XE software and industrial router family. In total, Cisco issued 23 Security Advisories that describe 25 exposures in its IOS and IOS XE systems.

Altr raises $15 million to broaden data-security-as-a-service

Venture Beast

Altr has raised $15 million to broaden its business of providing data-security-as-a-service in the era of cloud technology. Read More.

Cloud, AI and security driving network monitoring industry

Computer Weekly

We explore the latest developments and trends in enterprise network monitoring and management

Salt Security raises $20 million to protect APIs with AI

Venture Beast

Cybersecurity startup Salt Security has raised $20 million to further develop its AI and machine learning-powered API protection platform. Read More.

Industry leaders set cloud computing security benchmarks

Cloud Musings

Security has long been the No. This latter scenario has been driven by the lack of industry consensus on security and a dearth of nonvendor specific cloud security training and certifications. 1 cloud computing business concern.

Industry and Government Cybersecurity Professionals Are Gathering In DC 9, 10, 11 Sep


NIST, DHS and NSA are collaborating together and with professionals across industry to hold the Cybersecurity Innovation Forum 9, 10 and 11 Sep in DC. The forum is being planned with participation from the National Security Agency. The three day forum will comprise of four tracks as well as demonstrations: Security Automation. CTO Cyber Security Computer security NSA United States Department of Homeland Security

Security industry largely welcomes NCA cyber crime report

Computer Weekly

Most information security professionals support the National Crime Agency's call for help from businesses in pursuing cyber criminals

Security industry welcomes cyber crime’s inclusion in official stats

Computer Weekly

The security industry welcomes the inclusion of cyber crime statistic in official crime reports to highlight the size and nature of the threat

Bayshore Networks: Cloud- and on-premises-based IoT cybersecurity technology for industrial enterprises


The company’s policy-based Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT) Gateway, an alternative to next-generation firewalls in some settings, inspects and filters industrial data for customers in fields such as manufacturing, connected cars and smart cities. Research Team.

The Security Snapshot: Cybersecurity And Privacy In 2019 — Prepare For The New; Protect The Established

Forrester IT

Introducing our new monthly blog series, “The Security Snapshot,” which will curate and highlight key pieces of research from the security and risk (S&R) team. security & risk

How Google Fiber Could Upset The Entire Broadband Industry


There are a few reasons for that, mostly tied to the fact that the economic and regulatory landscape of the broadband industry is extremely hostile to new entries. Google Fiber has the potential to upset the entire American broadband industry - and it’s an upset that’s long past due. . Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security fiber GoogleAmy Medeiros. Google Fiber seemingly started as an experiment - but it’s become clear it’s not going anywhere.

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9 July 2015 DoD CIO Mobility Industry Day


Another event we would like to bring to your attention is the AFCEA coordinated DoD CIO Mobility Industry day of 9 July 2015. Mobility is not just a major trend for DoD, but is a major driver of future mission functionality and is also posing very unique security challenges for the department. The DoD CIO seeks to inform industry of DoD plans and to solicit assistance in accelerating delivery of mobility solutions to best meet mission objectives. CTO Cyber Security

Cyber Security in Aviation


The aviation industry was the center of media attention when Chris Roberts, a controversial computer researcher, was detained by FBI agents after boasting that he had hacked systems while a passenger and took control of key aircraft systems. Whether or not Roberts’ claims were true or whether or not his intentions were malicious, he brought to light the significant need to readdress aviation cyber security. Cyber Security to Protect Our Digital World (