The ICS Pulse Podcast discusses major industrial cybersecurity topics and features industry experts covering everything from ransomware to critical infrastructure to supply chain attacks. Tune in to stay on top of the latest cybersecurity trends, threats and tactics. Hosted by Gary Cohen and Tyler Wall. 

Ep. 35: Steve Stone on the Hard Truths of Data Security

Cyberattacks are inevitable, but too many organizations aren’t prepared. According to a new report by Rubrik, 96% of leaders are concerned their organizations will be unable to maintain business continuity if they experience an attack. In this podcast, we talk to Steve Stone, head of Zero Labs at Rubrik, about how to build cyber resilience in the face of attacks on OT and critical infrastructure.

At trade shows and conferences, companies are constantly boasting about their cyber solutions’ amazing features. But how do you cut through the marketing speak and figure out whether it’s actually valuable for your company? In this podcast, we talk to Jeff Kramer of Aprio about how to filter through the marketing noise, the challenges of compliance frameworks and security in the cloud.

According to the World Economic Forum, we need 3.4 million cybersecurity practitioners to support today’s global economy, but more than half of business and cybersecurity leaders report that they do not have enough people and skills. Lee McWhorter, CTO of Covered 6, joins us this week to discuss cybersecurity training and how to close the skills gap.

For some, cybersecurity can still seem like magic — especially on the OT/ICS side. But if you break it down into its core components, anyone can get on the path to effective cybersecurity. This week, Leah Dodson of NextLink Labs joined us to discuss the importance of communication and the value of nonmagical thinking.

When it comes to OT cybersecurity, too many companies are asking the same question: Where do we start? This week, Mike Nelson of CyberCX joined us to discuss the value of security testing, why organizational buy-in is essential and what companies can do to get started on OT security.

Armis recently released research identifying the riskiest devices to the key critical infrastructure industries of manufacturing, utilities and transportation. And they’re not exactly easy to avoid. Carlos Buenaño of Armis talked to us about the new research, the impact of the XIoT and how to defend your systems.



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