July 4, 2017
Switch It Off and On Again
The attack code that was used against UkrEnergo’s industrial control systems, which in turn lead Kiev loosing power, is so well written, so modular, that Dragos suspect that it was only a proof of concept. Information Systems Security Partners agree the attackers are only testing their techniques.
No matter, this high-tech attack has a low-tech solution: switch off the control computer, according to France Info.
The old paradigm of security through isolation isn’t working anymore and CSOs know this, but industrial control systems operators seemingly do not.