NERC Recognizes Security of Unidirectional Communications
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has recognized hardware-enforced unidirectional communication connections as providing strong "non-routable" security. NERC is responsible for the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards which secure the North American Bulk Electric System (BES) from cyber attacks. more
The Relevance of Shady RAT
McAfee’s announcement last week that it had taken over the command and control center for an advanced persistent threat (APT) dubbed “Shady RAT” got a lot of press. Now — before the nay-sayers jump on me, let’s set the record straight: no — there was no indication in the McAfee report that control systems were targeted by this adversary. And you can more
Oil industry prime target for hackers, technology experts caution
Alberta is no more or less susceptible to high-tech attacks than anywhere else, but it is home to some particularly prized targets, says a Calgary-based cybersecurity specialist.
"I would say there are a number of high-value targets in the province," said Andrew Ginter, director of industrial security for Waterfall Security Solutions. more
Waterfall Founder Interviewed – Protection for Critical Infrastructure and SCADA
Dr. Stephen Bryen, CEO and President at SDB-Partners LLC. and renowned security commentator has posted an interview with Lior Frenkel, the CEO and co-founder of Waterfall Security Solutions on his Technology and Security blog. The interview explores the topic of Waterfall's Unidirectional Security Gateway technology, and can be found at: more
Paradigm shift in SCADA security
Change is coming in the world of industrial control systems or "SCADA" systems. There was a time when the computers and networks controlling most power plants, chemical plants and other critical infrastructures were not connected to external networks at all.
That changed in the mid-1990's. Businesses learned that there were big profits locked away in real-time more
Leading Industrial Security Researcher Joins Waterfall Security
Waterfall Security Solutions is pleased to announce that Andrew Ginter, a prominent industrial control system security researcher, is joining the North American Waterfall team as the Director of Industrial Security. Ginter's appointment is part of Waterfall's expansion into the North American market. He will investigate applications of Waterfall's more