Security Breach: The Growing Impact of Hacktivists and State-Sponsored Groups

Unintended advancements by state-sponsored hackers are impacting ICS security and elevating network visibility needs.

Amongst the traditional threats to manufacturing enterprises and industrial control systems are the escalating roles of state-sponsored hacker groups. Refined through recent hostilities in the Ukraine and Gaza Strip, more and more cyber attacks against critical infrastructure around the world has cybersecurity experts looking beyond independent RaaS groups and malware drops.

What makes these organizations so concerning is that they are more focused on stealing data and manipulating operations than extorting funds. This means the challenges associated with dwell time and asset visibility now take on even greater prominence.

That’s why we’ve invited Paul Ernst to the show. Paul will call upon his military experience, as well as his current role, to help us better understand these nation-state threats and vital ICS vulnerabilities.

We’re also excited to announce that Palo Alto Networks is sponsoring this episode. For more information on zero trust security for all OT environments and simplified operations, go to

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To download our latest report on industrial cybersecurity,  The Industrial Sector’s New Battlefield, click here.

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