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Reducing Network Complexity for an Oil & Gas Giant

With the digital revolution Oil & Gas (O&G) companies are facing, integrating their operations environments through AI, robotics, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT), with increasing connectivity chasing the ultimate goal of faster and more efficient systems to improve performance and streamline the supply chain, they inevitably open themselves up to increased cyber security risk.
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SCADA Security Starts with Network Visibility

on 5/28/20 8:00 AM By | Neil Wilkins | 0 Comments | Network Visibility/Monitoring Industrial Ethernet
Supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA), or industrial control systems (ICS), have been monitoring and controlling our industrial, power and refinery world since the 1960s. SCADA started out analog, focused on monitoring physical qualities, such as pressure, temperature, viscosity, voltage levels, liquid flow, wind/air speed, and salinity. SCADA systems typically operated as an independent system, telling human operators if the system they were monitoring was working within correct parameters. The systems then report back to computers that calculated if everything was okay; if not, it makes the decision to either change parameters or shut down the systems that were in danger.
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7 Common Visibility Challenges in Industrial Environments

on 4/30/20 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network TAPs TAPs vs SPAN Industrial Ethernet
The convergence of Operational Technology (OT) with Information Technology (IT), has exposed many challenges for the industrial space, including increased vulnerability to cyber attacks and network blindspots. Unfortunately, many companies are on the wrong side of a hack when they discover they do not have proper visibility into their OT systems, like they may enjoy with their IT infrastructure. 
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Providing Visibility to your Industrial SCADA Virtualization Environment

With ever-present and growing security threats from both foreign and domestic sources, safeguarding utility networks and communication infrastructure has become paramount to protecting utility grids from hacking and providing uninterrupted delivery of services to consumers.  Recently, we’ve seen an influx in industrial customers from power and water utilities, oil & gas, to manufacturing looking to modernize their networks. Like many industries, industrial networks are looking to virtualize their environments to reduce hardware, infrastructure and facilitation costs as well as enabling better SCADA software integration into the existing IT environment. 
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Air Gapping: An Added Layer of Security for Cloud and Industrial Environments

Despite ever-increasing cybersecurity budgets, attackers continue to find ways around network defenses and are on track to cause over $6 trillion in damages annually by 2021. As cloud adoption continues to grow, attackers are taking advantage of new threat vectors and 84% of organizations say traditional security solutions don’t work against them. This is especially problematic in the industrial sector where cyber attacks aren’t just costly—they can be a matter of life and death. Ignoring cloud computing isn’t an option. The advantages of moving industrial processes to the cloud are just too beneficial to ignore.  Cloud environments and industrial networks need an additional layer of security to address vulnerabilities without sacrificing the cost efficiency, scalability, and flexibility of a modern architecture. Air gapping is the answer to this challenge.
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Networking News: Data Center Outages, IoT Security and SD-WAN

The networking world is ever changing, with new monitoring and security tools entering the market, companies introducing exciting new technology, partnerships being formed to create disruptive solutions, and more. With so much note-worthy news, I thought it would be a good idea to start sharing what I think are some of the most important news stories and updates in the industry this month and what that could mean for the industry as a whole.  
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