Dragos is one of the major cybersecurity firms serving the utilities industry.
Now is the industry doing in maintaining the resilience of utility service given the challenge of cybersecurity threats? The PUF team wanted to know. So we checked out the annual review by Dragos. Dragos is one of the major cybersecurity firms serving the utilities industry, and its 2020 review takes stock of how the industry is doing now.
Utilities use what are called industrial control systems and operational technologies, which are the computers and networks that safely and reliably generate electric power, store clean water and natural gas, transmit power, and distribute electricity, natural gas, and water to customers. Why does this matter? Because a range of cybersecurity bad guys target operational technologies to do bad stuff.
In these excerpts of the 2020 review we drill down on three of the newly discovered threat activity groups that target utilities, what Dragos terms STIBNITE, TALONITE and KAMACITE (named after rare earth minerals). And what utilities can do and are doing to thwart attacks from these groups. Want to know more? Get yourself a copy of the review at https://www.dragos.com.