Tech

Real Life OT Security Incidents

Case 1: Colonial pipeline ransomware attack Location: Houston, Texas The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was one of the most significant attacks in 2021. The attack caused a gasoline shortage crisis. The CEO of the company testified in front of the US government that the attack was completely avoidable and only because there wasn’t a multifactor…

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Introduction to OT Security

Operational Technology uses hardware and software to monitor and control physical processes, devices, and infrastructure. They use specialized protocols and software to interface with legacy and proprietary systems to automate, monitor, and oversee the operations of industrial machines. The word has come to represent the technological and functional distinctions between standard information technology (IT) systems…

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Difference between OT and IoT

The term “operational technology” (OT) refers to a particular class of hardware and software whose function is to keep track of and manage the operation of physical equipment. In certain ways, OT is concerned with task-specific systems that are designed to meet the demands of specific industries. More crucially, these systems must be able to…

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Difference between IT and OT

Information Technology- Information technology, or IT, is the study of how to use systems, primarily computers, and telecommunications, to carry out a variety of tasks, including gathering input, storing, retrieving, transmitting, editing, and safeguarding data or information so that it can be shared among various organizations. An IT network is made up of software (operating…

Compliance

Benefits of ISA 62443 Compliance

A flexible framework to manage and mitigate present and future security risks in industrial automation and control systems is provided by the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards, developed by the ISA 99 committee and adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). While many cyber security standards are successful in business IT environments, the ISA 62443…

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TISAX Compliance

Information security is becoming increasingly vital in the digital era to preserve competitiveness. This is especially true in the automotive industry, where companies often communicate large amounts of sensitive data that must be protected from theft, loss, or manipulation. OEMs and their suppliers produce one of the world’s most complicated supply chains. Several individual manufacturers…

IoT Security

VAPT techniques for IoT

The Internet of Things is an emerging technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the system of physical objects like devices, vehicles, homes, and different things embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that empowers these objects to gather and interact with data. By the year 2030, 50+ billion appliances will be connected to…

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VAPT techniques for Mobile Application Security

As more and more businesses adopt a mobile-first approach, mobile applications are becoming conventional in the industry. With them, they bring a lot of doubts and questions regarding the security they offer. A lot of apps involve collecting user data and hence it is required to ensure the security of the data in compliance with…

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VAPT Techniques for REST APIs

Every year, a hundred thousand APIs become available on the internet. API (application programming interface) is nothing but a language used among various applications. Studies show that API abuses will become the most common type of web application-related attacks, which is exactly why securing them holds the utmost importance for a business entity. API security…

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Comparison of Hardware and Software Firewall

What is a hardware firewall? A hardware firewall is a physical device much like a server that filters the traffic going to a computer. While a user would normally plug a network cable directly into a computer or server, with a hardware firewall, the cable is plugged into the firewall first. The firewall sits between…