Cybersecurity

Zero Trust – A Virtual Air Gap for OT Security

Air-gapping computer and operational technology (OT) networks is a long-established method of protecting sensitive information and reducing the risk of operational disruption. A growing trend has been to provide connectivity from these networks to the Internet for remote monitoring and control, real-time data, data analysis, predictive maintenance, improving inventory and resource management, achieving faster decision-making,…

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Zero Trust for OT Security – Shields Up vs Damage Report

In the original and newer Star Trek episodes and movies, the captain would order “shields up” or “raise shields” prior to an attack to prevent damage to the USS Enterprise. The shields were some sort of force field of which the physics is never fully described. During or after an attack the captain would request…

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Zero Trust for OT Security – Overcoming Legacy Device Security Gaps and Technical Debt

The proliferation of interconnected Operational Technology (OT) devices in critical infrastructure and industrial sectors has ushered in new opportunities for increased efficiency and automation. However, this digital transformation also brings forth significant cybersecurity challenges. Perimeter security is not a sufficient solution and legacy devices and systems often lack robust security measures, leaving critical infrastructure vulnerable…

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Modbus Security Issues and How to Mitigate Cyber Risks

Modbus is a commonly used protocol for industrial control systems (ICS), SCADA systems, and operational technology (OT), and is used to establish communication between various devices in a network. Because Modbus-based industrial systems were deployed in isolated (air-gapped) environments, Modbus was designed for reliability, availability, and speed – not security. Therefore, the millions of Modbus…

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Cybersecurity threats to hospitals and healthcare facility building management systems

A recent cyberattack forced a healthcare organization to cancel non-emergency surgeries and send some emergency patients to other facilities. In another attack, a hospital took it’s critical systems offline, impacting patient safety, requiring less efficient care methods, which also increased labor demands. It’s still impacted two years later. Cyberattacks on hospital and healthcare facilities increased…

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Differences between Zero Trust, Network Segmentation, and Microsegmentation for OT Cybersecurity

Zero Trust, Network Segmentation, and Microsegmentation important OT cybersecurity strategies, but they have different goals and approach to security. This post will discuss how these approaches are used and how they are different. ZERO TRUST Zero trust is a security model that assumes that all network traffic, whether it originates from inside or outside the…

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AHR Expo 2023 Event Preview

Veridify Security will be exhibiting at the AHR Expo 2023 in booth C5455. Our demo shown below is ready to be boxed up and shipped to Atlanta! Verdify will be exhibiting a live demo of DOME™, a building automation cybersecurity platform that protects both new and existing building automation devices.  The newly revised demo platform…

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Cybersecurity in the Workplace: 4 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe and Secure

Keeping information safe and secure is a challenging development for businesses of all sizes over the last few years. Expeditious shifts from in-person to online to hybrid workplaces forced companies to change, or at least reexamine, their cybersecurity practices and protocols, and far too often they weren’t prepared. In fact, according to CyberEdge’s Cyberthreat Defense…

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Anatomy of a Data Breach

What are They and What to do When You Spot One? Arguably no phrase has dominated the tech world the last 24 months more than the term “data breach.” From breaches that have impacted critical infrastructure like the Colonial Pipeline to hackers compromising healthcare records at UC San Diego Health, the last two years have…

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