Top 5 ICS Pulse Articles: March 2023

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Industrial Cybersecurity Pulse’s top 5 articles from March 2023 covered the threat to critical infrastructure, the Biden Administration’s new National Cybersecurity Strategy and ways to make IT/OT convergence a reality. Here is our top-performing content from the past month.

1. Podcast Ep. 20: Victor Atkins on Protecting Critical Infrastructure

By Gary Cohen and Tyler Wall, CFE Media and Technology

Critical infrastructure is under attack like never before. The only way to protect it is through a public-private partnership, where both sides are working together for the common good. Victor Atkins of 1898 and Co. talked to the Industrial Cybersecurity Pulse Podcast about critical infrastructure, government regulations and IT/OT convergence.

2. Podcast Ep. 21: Eric Byers on using AI for Vulnerability Management

By Gary Cohen and Tyler Wall, CFE Media and Technology

Managing vulnerabilities on industrial devices can be a tedious and time-consuming process. On the Industrial Cybersecurity Pulse Podcast, Eric Byres of aDolus Technology discussed using artificial intelligence (AI) to help manage vulnerabilities, how software bill of materials (SBOMS) can help secure the software supply chain and why asset visibility should be everyone’s starting point.

3. Biden administration unveils National Cybersecurity Strategy to protect U.S. against growing cyber threats

By Gary Cohen, CFE Media and Technology

On March 2, the Biden-Harris Administration released their highly anticipated National Cybersecurity Strategy, a policy response to the rising tide of cyber threats to the public and private sector. This new strategy seeks to set minimum standards for the protection of critical infrastructure, but it’s also a fundamental shift in how the government has previously handled cybersecurity.

4. Throwback Attack: Dairy giant forced to halt production because of ransomware

By Tyler Wall, CFE Media and Technology

When you think cyberattack, you probably think of nuclear plants or power grids being hacked. But what about dairy farms? In October 2021, dairy giant Schreiber Foods fell victim to a cyberattack on their critical systems that disrupted and affected their ability to receive raw dairy. While the attacker is still unknown, this “cyber event” would go on to cause a dairy shortage just in time for the holiday season.

5. Taking IT/OT convergence from theory into practice

By Dino Busalachi, Velta Technology

Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence continues to be a topic of conversation among industry experts. Theoretically, it’s a good idea, however, IT/OT convergence isn’t as simple as one may be led to believe. Fundamental organizational challenges need to be addressed to achieve convergence, from political and cultural barriers to technical complexities.




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