Protecting the Future by Securing it Today

Protecting the Future by Securing it Today

Cyber-attacks are common and examples of these are persistent in modern ICS installations through the internet of things. There are various media through which cyber attackers can exploit different computer systems, for example, through emails, network penetration, USB-borne threats, and many more.

Viruses, ransomware, malware, Trojan, and phishing emails are examples of threats that can highly damage the functioning ability and cause security breaches in any industry. HoST is here to shed some light on the matter.

Recognizing the threats is the first step in defending your assets. Malware erasing your whole data, an attacker breaking into your machine and manipulating data, an attacker using your device to target another, or an attacker taking your proprietary information and making illegal transactions are all potential threats. Even with the best safeguards, there is no assurance that any of these incidents will not happen to you, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risks and protect business compliances.

Vulnerabilities are deficiencies in software, firmware, or hardware that an attacker might manipulate to execute unauthorized actions in a device. They can be caused by programming errors in programs. Attackers use these errors to hack into devices or engage in other malicious activity. We feel you should implement the services we have to offer in order to cover the vulnerabilities your industrial network may be hiding.

HoST is adept at offering high-class, industrial-level security consultancy. The practice of protecting computers, websites, mobile devices, electronic services, networks, and data against malicious attacks is known as cybersecurity. There are different types of cyber defense. Over the last decade, there has also been a rise in understanding industrial cybersecurity, driving across the core elements are People, Process, and Technology.

With the development of IT, the sharing of electronic data is almost essential in any network, which can often be risky as a possible vulnerability window can be created for external cyber-attack using backdoor or DoS if the network defense is not adequately upgraded. For example, if the network security of an industry is compromised, the production stoppage can lead to million-dollar losses. The security breach can even be a matter of life and death and confer company instability and defamation.

Implementing successful cybersecurity policies is especially difficult today because there are more computers than people and attackers are getting more creative. Organizations must have a plan in place for dealing with intended and actual cyber threats. Technology is critical in providing organizations with the information security capabilities they need to defend themselves from cyber threats. A multi-layered cybersecurity strategy is the most effective way to counter any significant cyber threat. A mixture of data diodes, firewalls, application whitelisting, and a number of tools can aid in the fight against ransomware, which can affect anything from mobile devices to Wi-Fi.

There are many approaches and applications for achieving network defense: implementing virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), Access Control List, installing network security appliance, enforcing with an intrusion mitigation system, vulnerability identification, threat-intelligence, and more, all of which would necessitate ongoing resources for maintaining the security rules, policies, and firmware definition. On the other hand, even though cybersecurity and governance are already present in the manufacturing installation, there remains room to work as it alone cannot entail a secure environment. The requirement of a comprehensive security mindset is hence required and, as such, the network must be checked every two years in seven areas of defense strategy.

These are:

    1. ☑️Application Whitelisting
    2. ☑️Patch Management
    3. ☑️Reduce Attack Surface (Unused ports block-outs physical and electronically)
    4. ☑️Defendable Environment (Network Segmentation)
    5. ☑️Managed Authentication
    6. ☑️Implement Secure Remote Access
    7. ☑️Monitor and Respond

Governing bodies and compliance have also formed a robust standard community that includes NERC-CIP, NIST, ISA99/IEC62443.

Disaster recovery planning is a mechanism that involves risk management, prioritization, and the development of recovery plans in the event of a disaster. Any enterprise should have a concrete disaster response plan in place in order to restore daily business activities as soon as possible following a disaster. Everybody profits from innovative cyber defense programs in today’s interconnected globe. HoST believes that we are the perfect security consultant because of our decades of domain experience and the array of strategies we have implemented for our collaboration partners and customers in different industrial segments. We will accompany you on this journey and perform with certainty. Connect with us to know more.

 

 

 


About HoST

HoST, founded back in 1990, operates in the industrial automation market across Singapore and parts of South East Asia. HoST’s vision is to be a company that delivers customer-centric values to address evolving business needs. HoST has been mainly recognised as the sole authorised distributor of Allen-Bradley Company in Singapore. Over the years, HoST has not only established strong ties with its various business partners but have continued to build new and successful business relationships to provide its customers with the best-in-class solutions that are available in this competitive market. HoST ever-expanding portfolio of solutions makes up the three core pillars of its business, specifically in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Industrial Network and Security, as well as Carbon Footprint Reduction, which reflect HoST’s commitment to innovation and sustainable growth.

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