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Following the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, DHS and CISA have released a new Security Directive for critical pipeline operators. More are likely to follow.

On May 27th, the United States Department of Homeland Security announced its initial regulatory response to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. As the Security…


Reduce the risk of a ransomware attack with these proven tips for preventing and protecting against OT/ICS ransomware.

Between May 6 and May 12, 2021, Colonial Pipeline, owner of 5,500 miles of pipeline carrying natural gas, gasoline, and diesel from Texas to New Jersey, shut down its operations in response…


How to leverage lessons learned from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack to prepare for cyber-related threats in oil & gas

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After a weekend of hundreds of posts about the Colonial Pipeline ransomware event, we thought some “Monday morning quarterbacking” was in order. …


Verve research featured in ICS-CERT warning on GE’s popular line of advanced protection and control relays. Here’s what asset owners need to know.

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ICS-CERT this week issued an advisory detailing nine critical vulnerabilities affecting GE’s Universal Relay (UR) Family including several that could allow an attacker to access sensitive information…


ICS (or Industrial Control System) Security is growing in importance as cyber-attacks increasingly focus on physical processes for either ransom or to cause harm to critical production systems. …


The game-changing malware that shocked the ICS/OT world is back in the news and still has lessons to share.

It’s been more than a decade since security researchers in Belarus first identified a virus that would come to be known as Stuxnet, a sophisticated cyber weapon used in a multi-campaign…


Rail transportation: Digitalization and securing current and future assets require comprehensive cyber security

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Economics and technological transformation of business generally go hand-in-hand. If revenue is down, or there is an opportunity to increase revenue through automation, most businesses are apt to make decisions that improve profitability and redundancy. After all…


Alice and the ICS Vulnerability Looking Glass — How to Avoid Going Down the Rabbit Hole with ICS Vulnerabilities

In 2020, ICS-CERT issued 248 cyber security advisories for public consumption on the CISA’s ICS-CERT portal. Verve analyzed all these advisories, regardless of whether they came from large or small vendors…


Learn why there’s an increasing need for OT security to adopt the core elements of IT Systems & Security Management in the coming years.

The basic premise of Dale Peterson’s article “How to be an OT Visionary” was to look at what is happening in IT and assume it will…

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