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AI-Driven Cyberattacks from Global Perspective: Study

Artificial intelligence (AI) has such a great future promising advancements in multiple areas that will help manufacturers continue to prosper.

Understanding SMS Phishing Attacks

SMS phishing operations continue to plague the security industry for one very simple reason: It works.

Cyber Jobs Abundant, Workers are Not: Report

Cybersecurity jobs are there for the taking, but the people to fill them are still not there. That has been the cry across all industries over the past few years.

600,000 Routers Attacked, Knocked Offline

Over 600,000 small office/home office (SOHO) routers belonging to a single Internet service provider (ISP) ended up taken offline over a 72-hour period between October 25-27, new research found.

95% Suffer Cloud Breaches; 58% Cause Harm

A drone is now in development that can fly autonomously using neuromorphic image processing and control based on the workings of animal brains.

10% of OT Assets have Insecure Net Connection

Over 10 percent of the most mission-critical operational technology (OT) assets have an insecure Internet connection, and 36 percent of those contain at least one Known Exploited Vulnerability (KEV), making them remotely accessible and readily exploitable entry points, according to cyber-physical systems protection provider, Claroty.

Supply Chain Attacks Growing, Readiness Lacking

Software supply chain attacks, while not very common place up to two or three years ago, are starting to take off with 54 percent of global organizations suffering an assault over the past year, a new survey found.

Details Emerge from MITRE Cyberattack

Additional information released about the cyberattack MITRE suffered at the end of last year.

Industrial Sector Ransomware Takes Hold in 2H 2023: Report

An increasing amount of sophisticated cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure, along with the continuing shortage of qualified security professionals and understanding gaps in the attack surface are just a few key elements that stood out in the second half of 2023, a new report found.

Money Attackers’ Focus in Manufacturing: Report

When it comes to cyberattacks in the manufacturing sector, the same thing holds true from last year, money remains an threat actor’s main focus behind most attacks, according to the 2024 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) from Verizon Business.

USB Threats Grow as Attackers Live Off Land

While it is not anything new in the history of cyberattacks, but living off the land where adversaries gain access to industrial control systems in order to hide and observe operations before launching attacks that evade detection and manipulate the target systems is growing and one of the starting points is with USBs, a new report found.

Security Confidence Misguided: Report

Confidence when it comes to cybersecurity in the manufacturing sector is always a good thing, but when the reality is when you say one thing and reality shows another, sometimes that confidence can get you in trouble.

Attacker Dwell Time Decreasing: Report

Global median dwell time for attackers, the number of days a threat actor is on a system from compromise to detection, —continued its downward trend in 2023, and is now 10 days, down from 16 days last year, a new report found.

AI Gives Boost to Rise in Phishing Attacks

There was a 60 percent year-over-year increase in global phishing attacks, fueled in part by the proliferation of generative AI-driven schemes such as voice phishing (vishing) and deepfake phishing, a new report found.

Security Culture Key in Defense Against Attacks

It wasn’t that long ago when it came to cybersecurity, one way of thinking was to emulate the safety mindset where there was a collective shared responsibility to always think about being safe.

China-linked APT Focuses on Governments

An APT campaign with a China connection is targeting several government entities on a global basis, with a strong focus in Southeast Asia, but also Europe, America, and Africa, a new report found.

Internet Crime Rises for 2023: FBI

There were record number of 880,418 Internet crime complaints registered with potential losses exceeding $12.5 billion last year, according to a new report just released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Codebases Hold High-Risk Open Source Holes: Report

Almost 75 percent of commercial codebases assessed for risk contain open source components impacted by high-risk vulnerabilities, a new report found.

Energy Utility Scam Hitting Online

An energy utility scam, where crooks pretend to be your utility company so they can threaten and extort as much money from you as they can, has been ongoing for years.

People, Technology Focus of Process Safety Management Report

Go into any manufacturing facility and some of the first things anyone hears and sees is safety plans in action. But in this era, are manufacturing facility remains safe and are companies achieving top flight process safety?

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