Five common vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

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Lanner America has released a video detailing five most common vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) as well as the importance of a robust ICS cybersecurity system.

With the use of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) now stretch across a wide range of infrastructure sectors, including energy, manufacturing, transport, water and waste management and since these are now becoming a part of the Industry 4.0 era, they also become vulnerable to cyber threats.

According to Lanner America, some of the most common vulnerabilities that are shared among almost all of Industrial Control Systems, especially human-machine interfaces (HMIs), electric devices such as power analyzers and relay platform units, and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), include: buffer overflows, unauthenticated protocols, weak user authentication, untimely adoption of software, and poor password policies or management.

While the video briefly lists all those vulnerabilities, Lanner, which is a company with more than 30 years of experience, over 160 products, and partners/technology alliances with Broadcom, Freescale, Versa Networks, Cavium, NEC NETcracker, and others, has also published a blog post dedicated to those five vulnerabilities in ICS, where you can check out more details.