Title: “Targeted Ransomware vs. Operations”
Targeted ransomware has emerged as a major threat to industrial operations / OT systems. The Colonial Pipeline shutdown is only the latest incident – in 2020, 53 industrial sites were shut down by targeted ransomware. The trend is likely to worsen – today’s targeted attacks use tools and techniques comparable to those used exclusively by nation states only half a decade ago.
Secure sites in the industry are improving protection for their operations by cherry-picking techniques from the new Security PHA Review (SPR), Consequence-Driven, Cyber-Informed Engineering (CCE) and Secure Operations Technology (SEC-OT) methodologies. This webinar took members on a whirlwind tour of trends in OT and industrial operations attacks and defenses.
Michael Firstenberg, GICSP, CISSP, GCIH, Waterfall Security Solutions Director of Industrial Security
Mike Firstenberg is the Director of Industrial Security for Waterfall Security. Mike brings over two decades of experience in Process Control Security, specializing in Control System Cyber Security. The former chair of the American Water SCADA Council, Mike studied Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, and has served as a speaker and panelist at numerous conferences and events around the world. Mike participates actively in ISA, is a member of the ICSJWG Industrial Steering Team, and serves on committees that have created Industrial Cybersecurity guidelines and roadmaps in many sectors.