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Cyber Defence for Building Management Systems


 The use of BMS is now commonplace and found in any new building design or refurbishment. This design or transformation of facilities into smart buildings has seen a convergence with enterprise corporate networks and led to the optimistation of control and monitoring processes coupled with dramatic increases in productivity and improved cost efficiencies. However, with these benefits comes increased exposure to cyber risk for organsiations

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Senior Defence figure raises concerns about future cyber attacks — and the scenario costing him sleep

One of Australia’s senior military figures says the threat of cyber attacks against the nation’s infrastructure and military networks is on the rise.

Major General Marcus Thompson leads the Information Warfare Division, which was set up in mid-2017 with the aim of providing both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities.

In his first media major interview, he told the ABC the job of protecting Australia from serious cyber threats was only becoming more challenging.

Cadbury Owner Mondelez Sues Insurance Firm Over Cyber Attack Non-Payout

Multinational food and beverage company, Mondelez, has launched a legal case against its insurance provider, Zurich after it rejected a $100 million (£78.5 million) claim for damage caused by a ransomware attack.

The firm, which owns the Cadbury, Toblerone and Ritz brands, was hit twice by NotPetya ransomware in 2017. Mondelez claimed that the attack had left 1,700 of its servers and 24,000 laptops “permanently dysfunctional”.

It said its property insurance policy with Zurich covered “physical loss or damage to electronic data, programs, or software, including physical loss or damage caused by the malicious introduction of machine code or instruction”.

The next evolution of cybersecurity for corporate networks is here

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and more creative in architecting attacks.

Today’s integrated technology ecosystems not only allows IT networks to be used to mount attacks on OT networks, but insecure OT devices can now also provide a pathway back into corporate IT systems.

Sapien’s solution accounts for the complex and ever-changing threat landscape, using advanced intrusion detection techniques combined with threat intelligence that is effective in both IT and OT environments.