IN THE MID­DLE EAST, 43.5% OF ICS COM­PUT­ERS WERE AT­TACKED BY MAL­WARE IN H1-2018, SAYS KASPER­SKY LAB CY­BER­SE­CU­RITY EX­PERT

Kasper­sky Lab spe­cial­ists and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the user in­dus­try par­tic­i­pated in the 6th In­ter­na­tional In­dus­trial Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Con­fer­ence in Sochi, Rus­sia

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The speak­ers at the con­fer­ence pre­sented the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in the sphere of em­bed­ded tech­nol­ogy as well as spoke about di­verse cy­ber­phys­i­cal threats and how to pro­tect against them.

“We in­no­vate be­cause we are hu­man. We can­not stop. It is what we do,” com­mented Pa­trick Miller, man­ag­ing part­ner, Archer In­ter­na­tional, USA, in one of the pre­sen­ta­tions dur­ing the con­fer­ence.

“Im­ple­ment­ing con­nected sys­tems and de­vices is a top pri­or­ity for in­dus­trial or­gan­i­sa­tions in 2018-2019. But 54% of com­pa­nies see con­nec­tiv­ity and the in­te­gra­tion of IOT ecosys­tems as a ma­jor cy­ber­se­cu­rity is­sue,” said Ge­orgy She­bul­daev, head of Kasper­sky In­dus­trial Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment.

“In­dus­trial or­gan­i­sa­tions are in­vest­ing in se­cu­rity for their IT net­works, but they are not putting the right cy­ber­se­cu­rity prac­tices in place to pro­tect their op­er­a­tional net­works. While 77% have im­ple­mented re­sponse mea­sures in the case of in­ci­dents af­fect­ing cor­po­rate IT, 52% have ded­i­cated re­sponse mea­sures in place to deal with OT/ICS cy­ber­se­cu­rity in­ci­dents,” added She­bul­daev.

“Bad ex­pe­ri­ence in the past dis­cour­age new ap­proaches to ICS (in­dus­trial con­trol sys­tem) cy­ber­se­cu­rity. In the en­ergy sec­tor, 61% see the main cy­ber­se­cu­rity man­age­ment chal­lenge as hir­ing em­ploy­ees with the rel­e­vant skills. Al­though in 53% of in­dus­trial com­pa­nies, top man­age­ment per­son­nel are in­volved in ICS pro­tec­tion is­sues, 66% do not have a ded­i­cated bud­get for se­cur­ing crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture,” claimed She­bul­daev.

“Ac­cord­ing to Kasper­sky Se­cu­rity Net­work (KSN) statis­tics, 41.21% of ICS com­put­ers were at­tacked world­wide in H12018 by mal­ware, com­pared to 37.75% in H2-2017. In the Mid­dle East, 43.5% of ICS com­put­ers were at­tacked by mal­ware in H12018. While 42.3% of ICS com­put­ers in the UAE were at­tacked by mal­ware, the fig­ure for Saudi Ara­bia stood at 55%,” re­vealed Evgeny Gon­charov, head of Kasper­sky Lab ICS CERT.

While 6% of world­wide ICS com­puter at­tacks in H1-2018 were by crypto-min­ers, 1.6% at­tacks were by ran­somware.

Marty Ed­wards, di­rec­tor of strate­gic ini­tia­tives, In­ter­na­tional So­ci­ety of Au­toma­tion (ISA), USA, was the key­note speaker at the 6th In­ter­na­tional In­dus­trial Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Con­fer­ence or­gan­ised by Kasper­sky Lab.

Marty Ed­wards, di­rec­tor of strate­gic ini­tia­tives, In­ter­na­tional So­ci­ety of Au­toma­tion (ISA), USA, makes a pre­sen­ta­tion ti­tled ‘Think like a hacker, but act like an en­gi­neer!’.

Evgeny Gon­charov, head of Kasper­sky Lab ICS CERT, makes a pre­sen­ta­tion on ‘Five Myths of In­dus­trial Cy­ber­se­cu­rity’.

Ge­orgy She­bul­daev, head of Kasper­sky In­dus­trial Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment, makes a pre­sen­ta­tion on ‘Kasper­sky In­dus­trial Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Busi­ness Evo­lu­tion’.

The ex­hi­bi­tion in progress at the 6th Kasper­sky Lab In­ter­na­tional In­dus­trial Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Con­fer­ence in Sochi, Rus­sia.

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