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Secureworks helps IFFCO to align its security priorities with those of the wider business

Goutam Pudota, CISO and Group Head of Information Security at IFFCO discusses how it – a leading manufacturer in the food and beverages industry based in the United Arab Emirates – worked with Secureworks to securely simplify and streamline its operations. Pudota explains how the company leverages Secureworks’ XDR and VDR platforms to support cybersecurity […]


Survey reveals UK CISOs driving blindfolded, with limited visibility and control

A study of 600 CISOs explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a transformation in the shift to home working and how this has contributed to the rise in the number of cyberattacks targeting organisations. A new study has revealed an overwhelming percentage (75%) of CISOs consider their organisation to be at greater risk of […]


Akubra upgrades security and protects against malicious attacks with WatchGuard

When iconic hat company Akubra needed to upgrade its security infrastructure and benefit from a more robust wireless infrastructure, it turned to WatchGuard. Akubra staff were soon enjoying considerable gains with a decrease in threat numbers and the likelihood of a security breach significantly reduced. Established in Tasmania in 1874 by Benjamin Dunkerly, Akubra has […]


Achieving a unified approach to defend against cyberthreats with strong network security

Flex, a leader in the manufacturing industry, recognised the need for next-generation cybersecurity capabilities and worked to achieve secure remote access for 20,000 people in seven days, as COVID-19 meant its workers had to do so remotely. Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Cortex XSOAR security orchestration and automated response provided […]


Viasat opens Network Operations Centre and Cybersecurity Operations Centre in the UK

Viasat UK has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art Network Operations Centre (NOC) and Cybersecurity Operations Centre (CSOC) in Aldershot, UK. The facility will support defence, government and commercial organisations who rely on the guaranteed resilience of their networks and who are targeted by increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks from a growing number of adversaries. The NOC […]


In cybersecurity, foundation comes before flash

Rob Putman, Global Manager, Cybersecurity Services at ABB, explains why basic security controls and a well-implemented reference architecture form the foundations of an effective cybersecurity strategy in energies and process industries. If you are in charge of cybersecurity for a production facility, ask yourself the following questions: Do you understand your exposure to cyber-risk? Have […]


Eastman Chemical Company finds right formula for emergency alerting with Blackberry

Eastman Chemical Company, a global specialty materials manufacturer headquartered in Tennessee, has upgraded its emergency notification system by deploying BlackBerry AtHoc. A warehouse operator has a heart attack while on-site at a chemical plant, collapsing without warning as his colleagues rush to call an ambulance. A process creates a hazardous vapor release that has the […]


Covid-19 makes UK manufacturers prime targets for cybercriminals

The on-going pandemic has created a series of emergencies for UK manufacturers. A combination of rapidly implemented remote working, together with reduced staffing, closures and supply chain disruption led to lost revenue and productivity, with security neglected as business leaders sought to fight the most visibly pressing issues first. More than half (58%) of manufacturing […]


Leading crane manufacturer, Palfinger, suffers cyberattack

Leading crane and lifting manufacturer, Palfinger, has been targeted in a cyberattack that disrupted IT systems and business operations. The company is based in Austria with over 11,000 employees in over 35 locations, generating €1.75 billion in revenue for 2019. Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks, said: “In the manufacturing business, time is money, so the disruption of Palfinger’s […]


What does COVID teach us about OT cybersecurity?

Historically, OT processes ran on non-routable protocols. But the so-called air gap has disappeared as industrial networks converge with the IT network. This means operations teams have had to rethink the cybersecurity protections they put in place. Joe Robertson, EMEA CISO, Fortinet, explains. Today, almost no discussion about any subject goes on for long without […]


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