The Colonial Pipeline outage was a shock to senior decision-makers – the pipeline was shut down “in an abundance of caution” in the face of a compromised IT network, with no evidence that the OT network was affected by the ransomware. Before the outage, senior decision-makers had assumed that industrial and OT cybersecurity initiatives that pipelines and other critical infrastructures had deployed over the past fifteen years were sufficient to ensure that physical operations were independent of cyber attacks on Internet-connected IT networks. The Colonial incident proved that this was not the case.
A month after the incident, the TSA issued Security Directive Pipeline-2021-02: Pipeline Cybersecurity Mitigation Actions, Contin-gency Planning and Testing. These directives directly addressed the concern regarding pipeline outages due to compromised IT networks.
Download our latest eBook “Simplifying Network Segmentation for the TSA Pipeline Security Directive” to understand better the TSA directives and learn how to protect pipelines using Unidirectional Security Gateway products.
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Waterfall’s Unidirectional Gateways Protect Natural Gas Interconnection Between Poland and Lithuania
Read our latest Press Release: Waterfall Security Solutions and Elsis TS are pleased to announce the deployment of Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security Gateways to enable the transfer of operational data between gas transmission system operators of Lithuania and Poland
The latest on the Colonial Pipeline and JBS Cyber Attacks – Are you at risk?
Recent shutdowns of the Colonial Pipeline and JBS meat packing plants are only the latest evidence of a continuing trend. Ransomware is responsible for all OT shut-downs due to cyber attacks since at least the beginning of 2020. New Article by Andrew Ginter, VP Industrial Security, Waterfall Security Solutions.
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