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Cyber Attacks
 

Supply Chains Under Attack

June 27, 2019
Robert Bergman

More proof that the instrumentation and control industry is concerned about supply chain security is evident in the fact that it was the topic of the two most popular articles recently run at ControlGlobal.com. The most widely read article was Joe Weiss’ detailed blog entry: “The ultimate control system cyber security nightmare,” which may have been triggered at least in part by the second most popular article: “Yokogawa announcement warns of counterfeit transmitters.”

 

Weiss’ concern was that although device knock-offs have been primarily motivated by financial gain, they could easily host moles and backdoors into other industrial technology, setting up opportunities for IP theft or more dangerous consequences, such as meddling with safety controls.

 

He supports this further pointing to an announcement from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation – Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC-CIP), which raises concerns that information and communications technology and industrial control system supply chains may provide various opportunities for adversaries to initiate cyberattacks. Authors of a recent article for the Manufacturing Leadership Council express similar concerns:

 

“Typically, the motivation of a hacker is to sabotage operations, steal intellectual property, personal or financial data, or to extract ransom by unlocking encrypted data. When it comes to manufacturing supply chains, the implications are much broader. Cyberattacks from malicious hackers or software can paralyze entire connected manufacturing ecosystems, affecting production, product quality, revenues, brand, and human lives.”

 

 
Cyber Attacks

ICS and Supply Chain Security Gaining National Attention

June 27, 2019
Albert Rooyakkers

On the heels of its recent delineation of key components of the critical infrastructure, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security […]

Cyber Attacks

How Locally-Sourced, Intrinsically-Secure Components Keep the Supply Chain Secure

June 27, 2019
Sam Galpin

Bedrock Automation anticipated the possibility of supply chain counterfeiting and contamination when we designed the system five years ago and […]

Cyber Attacks

NEWS RELEASE: Bedrock Open Secure Automation OSA® Remote Controller Wins Design News Golden Mousetrap Innovation Award

April 30, 2019
Robert Bergman

San Jose, California – February 13, 2019 – Bedrock Automation announced today that the editors of Design News have recognized […]