I recently had the opportunity to sit in on a conference call with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and got a chance to hear how they’re thinking about protecting against cyber threats after escalating tensions between the US and Iran.
I’d like to summarize what I heard and reference a few useful supporting cybersecurity guidelines.
On the call CISA made it clear that although they’ve prepared a National Cyber Awareness System Alert and a CISA Insights document specific to the increased geopolitical tensions and threats, they have yet not seen an increase in attacks from Iran.
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As tensions ratchet up between the US, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and China the Cyberwarfare landscape is changing. Our critical infrastructure that we rely on every day is brittle and critically out of date. Industrial Control and SCADA systems touch on almost every aspect of your daily life from clean water, energy, to transportation. The pieces are falling into place for a very scary outcome.
If news headlines, global trends, and tech reports tell us anything about cyber security in Industrial Control and SCADA systems in the past few years, it’s that we are currently in cyber cold war, and a full on cyber war could follow in short order.
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