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Industrial control systems security specialist Dragos has gained a well-known investor as it expands its presence in Australia and New Zealand, with former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull having ploughed some of his hard-earned into the firm.

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Integration Provides Full-spectrum IT/OT Visibility and Threat Detection Coverage

COMPANY NEWS: Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today announced it is partnering with CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection, on an integration between The Claroty Platform and the CrowdStrike Falcon platform. This integration delivers comprehensive visibility into industrial control system (ICS) networks and endpoints, with a one-stop-shop for information technology (IT) and OT asset information directly within The Claroty Platform. It also delivers enhanced detection of ICS threats across the IT/OT boundary without the need for added connectivity, signature reconfiguration, or manual updates. The result is more effective and efficient IT/OT security governance and strengthened security posture spanning all connected sites.

An European body representing 42 electric transmission system operators in 35 countries recently experienced a compromise of its office network, the security firm Dragos says, adding it was an IT network that was infiltrated.

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A Windows ransomware attack on a gas pipeline in the US, briefly detailed by the US Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency recently, is probably the same as that reported by the US Coast Guard in 2019, the security firm Dragos claims.

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Industrial security intelligence provider Dragos has issued a warning about a threat group it has baptised Xenotime, which it says has expanded its field of operations from the oil and gas industry to now also target electricity utilities in the US.

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Security company FireEye says it has been responding to a second attack by the group behind the Triton malware which was used to attack the Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco last year.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:01

FireEye claims Triton malware has Russian links

US security firm FireEye claims that malware named Triton that was used to attack industrial control systems last year is connected to a Russian Government-owned research institute.

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Attacking industrial control system computers is an attack on the computers that control the world around you, be it at a utility, factory, air-con systems and more, and these attacks are rising.

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The use of remote administration tools to monitor, control and maintain industrial control systems is adding to their attack surface, while simultaneously increasing the ability of attackers to mask malicious activity and increase the difficulty of attribution, a study claims.

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Forcepoint says its new Critical Infrastructure business unit will "address the challenge of balancing insider threat detection and data security with availability for industrial control systems and industrial IoT connected devices".

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