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White papers, guides, and ebooks related to cyber security issues for industrial control systems.

2021-22 ICS Advisory Report

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End-to-End Patch Management Program

Patch management in an operational technology (OT)/industrial control system (ICS) setting is full of challenges.  From proprietary hardware and software to a lack of staff, inadequate or non-existent testing equipment, and regulatory reporting and system maintenance, many organizations struggle to determine what is in scope. This results in unpatched systems, lack of visibility to risk status, compliance fines, significant labor…

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5 Steps to Greater Security Maturity with NIST CSF

This guide and the accompanying case study provide a roadmap to using the CSF to drive greater cybersecurity maturity in control systems.

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2021-22 ICS Advisory Report

To provide more information on the threat landscape for ICS, Verve’s research team looked at updating the analytical comparison completed last year regarding the trend of ICS advisories and CVEs. To get a better view of growing risks and vulnerabilities, Verve analyzed publicly available data points and reviewed our own vulnerability analysis data from the past couple of years. We:…

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Leveraging MITRE ATT&CK and the Verve Security Center

Make sense of the MITRE ATT&CK framework and create additional value through reporting and SIEM capabilities.

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Addressing New ICS/OT Cybersecurity Regulations

In the spring and summer of 2021, the United States and global governments issued several new regulatory initiatives in response to several very public ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure such as Colonial Pipeline, as well as lesser-known, government-tracked hacking attempts of other entities. The writing is on the wall that the future of OT cyber security is one of greater…

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5 Elements to Build a Business Case for OT Cyber Security

One of the biggest challenges industrial organizations face is developing a robust business plan that creates the right momentum, focus and budget to truly make measurable progress against cyber-related threats. The following whitepaper explains an effective, cross-industry approach to create the right commitment across an organization.

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5 Principles for Designing a Successful Governance Model for OT Cyber Security

In today’s large and complex industrial organizations, the right cyber security governance structure depends on the culture and existing model of the rest of the organization, as well as coordination and shared decision-rights across IT, security/risk management, operations, and finance. Download the “5 Principles for Designing a Successful Governance Model for OT Cyber Security” to discover the five guiding principles…

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A CISO’s Guide to Building an OT Cybersecurity Program

How to manage risk in industrial OT environments against key drivers

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The Ultimate Guide to OT Vulnerability Management

OT vulnerability management is seemingly straightforward cyber security process meant to reduce the amount of cyber-related threats and attacks. But it tends to be easier said than done. In this Ultimate Guide to OT Vulnerability Management, we discuss the biggest challenges around vulnerability management and provide actionable recommendations to overcome them for optimal cyber security efficiency.

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5 Steps to OT Cybersecurity Compliance Success

Cyber attackers have industrial organizations squarely in their sights. Manufacturing and energy are now among the top three most targeted verticals, up from eighth and ninth, respectively, just two years ago. Ransomware has wreaked havoc on industries as diverse as fuel distribution pipelines, meatpacking, beer brewing, and paper packaging. Governments, insurers, customers, and boards of directors are responding to these…

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Technology-Enabled Vulnerability Assessment

Conducting vulnerability assessments for industrial organizations is often a costly, manual effort requiring on-site resources which, as a result, happens infrequently. But a technology-enabled vulnerability assessment significantly reduces the time and labor requirements to enable real-time, ongoing visibility to track progress and have continuous visibility into risks. This white paper describes how to apply this approach to quickly prioritize security…

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Developing an Industrial Cyber Security Strategy

With ransomware threats on the rise, it’s crucial for industrial organizations to create an effective strategy to protect their OT infrastructure. Download this guide to learn how to align leadership, goals, and resources for a successful cyber security program. This guide will teach you how to: ▸ align the right leadership ▸ establish aggressive and clear targets ▸ design a…

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