The Business Side Of Critical Infrastructure Systems Probed For Vulnerabilities

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jul 11, 2017 03:01 pm PST

Hackers have not breached or disrupted core systems controlling critical infrastructure, but US Officials do admit that there has been sustained probing of business computer networks for vulnerabilities to try and find a way into industrial control networks.

Andrea Carcano, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Nozomi Networks:

andrea carcano 1“The US has to assume that all parts of critical infrastructure are being probed for vulnerabilities 24 by 7 from a risk management point of view. While Information Technology (IT) and Operation technology (OT) that control the electric grid systems and other critical infrastructure are separated, there have been increasing connections that warrant the use of real-time anomaly detection and machine learning. These new technologies have the ability to immediately identify suspicious network communications and incidents. Risk management is an ongoing process. Up to date patching and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning helps to harden the security that guards industrial control systems.”