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Behind the Shield Episode 8: Unpacking the Security Implications of the OT Icefall Report

By Mitch Mayne posted Thu July 07, 2022 01:28 PM


Cybersecurity firm Forescout's Vedere Labs recently released “OT: ICEFALL - A Decade of Insecure-by-Design Practices in OT.” The report is packed with information about operational technology weaknesses, not the least of which is identifying a whopping 56 vulnerabilities in a single report. The vulnerabilities affect devices deployed in multiple industries including oil and gas, nuclear, power generation and water treatment and distribution.

IBM X-Force Cyber Intel Analyst Michael Worley joins hosts Nick Bradley and Dave Bales to unpack the report and help you understand what it means for OT, examining which vulnerabilities have already been exploited and the potential future impact for critical infrastructure. The team discusses what organizations can do to keep themselves safer from the identified vulnerabilities and highlights new upcoming research from the X-Force team on Operation Technology that uncovers how these vulnerabilities provide significant expansion opportunities for threat actors.

The show will air on Tuesday, July 12 at 11 am ET U.S. There will also be a live QA session concurrent with the show where you can ask questions of our tech genius guests, so put your thinking cap on and login!


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