Insider threats – Cyber-attacks from an unexpected source

When someone mentions cyber-attacks, outside threats usually come to mind. From foreign nations, terrorists or criminal organizations for example. Inside dangers are often less visible. The Netherlands Court of Audit recently sounded the alarm about the poor security of critical waterworks and encouraged better screening of employees in key positions.

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Marcel Jutte, managing director of Hudson Cybertec, is not surprised by the report of the Netherlands Court of Audit. “We pointed this out years ago that something needs to be done to increase cyber resilience in the water sector. In the field of cyber security, people are often the weakest link. Screening employees is a good start, but more is certainly needed.

Source: ‘Waterforum, (edition 3), June 2019’

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Monitoring your OT environment is essential. You know what is happening on your network and see to what extent you are compliant with various cyber security standards and laws and regulations.

IEC 62443 Standard

The IEC 62443 standard offers your organization tools to improve the digital security and safety of your IACS environment. Implementation of the standard improves the cybersecurity level of your organization's OT / ICS / SCADA environment.

The IEC 62443 is the international cybersecurity standards framework for operational technology (OT). The framework consists of a collection of standards, technical reports and related information for securing Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS).

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Hudson Cybertec’s IEC 62443 Competence Center has extensive experience with this standard. We play an active role in the development of the standard, actively promote it internationally and have developed a training program around the IEC 62443.

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It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to be able to demonstrate that the digital security of the OT environment is in accordance with standards frameworks. It is therefore possible to certify (parts of) your IACS environment according to IEC 62443.

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If you want to know more about this standard and need training on how to apply it within your own organization or at your clients, Hudson Cybertec has a number of very interesting training courses for you.

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The IEC 62443 standard provides organizations with tools to improve the digital security and safety of OT / ICS / SCADA environments.

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