IT

August 31, 2020

WE ARE CISCO

How to Catch a Boomerang 

Joey, VP of IT, shares his journey on leaving Cisco - only to boomerang back a few years later and continue his career.

The key to NERC-CIP compliance and threat protection for power utilities

As critical infrastructure, power utilities cannot afford to be at risk. They must maintain compliance with regulatory requirements, particularly NERC-CIP.

Three requirements to securely connect your industrial network

Learn more on how to securely connect your industrial network with these three steps.

Securing industrial IoT: the missing piece to the puzzle

When industrial organizations connect their operational environment to the network as part of their IoT initiatives, their technology landscape grows. However, much like a puzzle, organizations often find there’s a missing piece that’s preventing anyone from seeing the full picture of this new landscape. Without that missing piece, the entire landscape is at risk. Security […]

June 11, 2020

WE ARE CISCO

Four-Legged Fundraiser

IT Business Analyst, Hailey Thompson shares how her team turned one giving back opportunity into two when they realized four-legged friends were in need of some supplies too!

A recipe for industrial security: A dash of IT, a pinch of OT, and a sprinkle of SOC

I like to cook. And if you enjoy it, too, you know that sharing the kitchen can bring a set of challenges. The more cooks there are in the kitchen, the more things can become contentious. But, if one person works on an appetizer, another on the main course, and a third on dessert, the […]

The four-step journey to securing the industrial network

Just as the digitization and increasing connectivity of business processes has enlarged the attack surface of the IT environment, so too has the digitization and increasing connectivity of industrial processes broadened the attack surface for industrial control networks. Though they share this security risk profile, the operational technology (OT) environment is very different from that […]

From outside-in to inside-out: My take on IoT

At IDC I co-founded a practice that studied the three dimensions of IoT: industry technology platforms, industry verticals and industry geographies. As an industry analyst, I had a front-row ticket to the IoT market and continually witnessed incredible innovations. Like many other experts, I kept my seatbelt buckled for what we expected to be IoT’s […]

How to secure the modern utility grid

Utilities are embracing modernization efforts to increase efficiency and reliability and enable renewable energy. But there’s another trend utilities must account for: cyberattacks. Attacks in July of 2019 against the US and in December of 2015 against the Ukraine power grid proved that a cyberattack can take utilities offline, endangering lives and incurring significant financial […]