Protecting Against Zero Day Attacks

Monday, May 2, 2011 @ 09:05 PM gHale

Cyber security for industrial control systems is now receiving a boatload of attention due in part to the power of Stuxnet and its impact on the Iranian nuclear program, but also with the disclosure of 34 vulnerabilities on various control systems in March.

On top of that, the “Night Dragon” attack showed how vulnerable industrial control systems (SCADA, DCS, etc.) are when someone with “inside” credentials attempts to gain access.

This video takes a look at one of the SCADA systems targeted by the disclosures of Italian security research Luigi Auriemma, and analyzes how new technologies are available that can not only prevent attacks that exploit unknown vulnerabilities, but also provide valuable information that can alert users of an potential “future” attack.

This video looks at the use of one firewall, the Tofino Industrial Security Solution, and how it can work with legacy systems that may not support other security controls like anti-virus, application whitelisting, or even simple patch management. It also introduces specialized rules you can implement within traditional intrusion detection systems.

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