Cybersecurity Viewpoints

ARC has been providing market research on the industrial cybersecurity for many years. Here are some insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing cybersecurity in industrial operations.

 

Mar
20
2020
Sid Snitkin — Technology Trends

Coronavirus Lessons for Industrial Cybersecurity: Quarantines

As our previous coronavirus lessons for industrial cybersecurity blog highlighted, cybersecurity and epidemics have many similarities, including the need for quarantines when situations get out of control.    The 2012 Shamoon attack on Saudi Aramco spread to 35,000 computers before it was detected and stopped.  While critical control systems were unaffected, The event disrupted operations for almost five months and restoration cost millions.  
Mar
19
2020
Ralph Rio — Acquisition or Partnership

SAP and Goldman Sachs Innovate to Offer Global Payments on Ariba Network

SAP SE and Goldman Sachs announced that they have joined forces to make it easier for companies to do business with the millions of suppliers worldwide on Ariba Network, where more than US$3.2 trillion in commerce is transacted annually.
Mar
19
2020
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Industry Disruption: COVID-19 Shows Imperative for Transformation

COVID-19 is presenting us with many challenges, and the industry disruption is starkly pointing out that the gap is growing between those leading the charge with digital transformation and those who approach it more reactively and slowly.
Mar
19
2020
Eric Cosman — Technology Trends

ISA/IEC 62443 Standards Evolve to Meet Changing Needs

The situation with respect to industrial automation cybersecurity is no different. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards are now widely accepted in this area, referenced by associated guidance ranging from the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to the various sector and industry-specific practices and compliance programs. As acceptance and application have grown, the series has also expanded to address virtually all aspects of product and systems security, from security by design for products to operational processes such as systems integration and patch management.
Mar
19
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Securing Remote Workers in the Time of Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic, everybody that can work from home seems to be working from home.  This huge influx of new remote workers is creating some new cybersecurity concerns and expanding the cybersecurity threat surface.  While these concerns are universal across industries, including IT, banking finance, the manufacturing sector has its own unique set of concerns when it comes to securing remote workers.  Let’s take a look at some of those concerns and what we can do to mitigate them
Mar
19
2020
Constanze Schmitz — Industry Trends

German Trade Shows in the Time of the Coronavirus

“Messefrühling” refers to the German trade show spring, the traditional time when companies present new products and solutions. In an unprecedented action, nearly all events were cancelled this year due to the threat of the coronavirus.
Mar
12
2020
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

ARC to Participate in Schneider Cyber Summit 2020

The Schneider Cyber Summit is a virtual event that will be held next week on Tuesday, March 17.  This is an all-day event with some great information and sessions from a variety of experts.  ARC will be participating as well, and I will be sitting on an online panel discussion at 2:30 PM Eastern with representatives from Schneider Electric and OT/ICS cybersecurity supplier Nozomi Networks.
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