Cyber Security news 

Cyber risks contributed by your supply chain

There is nothing new about the risk of cyber-attacks on IT and Industrial Control Systems (ICS). About a decade ago, people believed that cyber-attacks can only be launched through the internet and adopted the principle of air-gap-isolated systems. The famous Stuxnet attack (2010) was the first strong indication that cyber-attack on IT and ICS (known as Operation Technology- OT) organizations can be also launched internally after the adversary entered your facility.

What we can identify from the Atlanta Cyber-attack.

The computer network of the City of Atlanta was hit by a ransomware attack which paralyzed a substantial percentage of the city’s data. The hackers demanded $50,000 to unlock the system. 

The Atlanta attack forced many city departments and organizations to go offline for several days, meaning that residents were unable to pay bills or fines and police were unable to electronically file paperwork – breathe deep, tickets were issued by hand.