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Privileged Access Management / PAM
Legislative compliance requires privileged access management
Australia's Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Act 2021, extends cybersecurity provisions to data, finance, water, energy, and more.
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Customer experience
Access4 elevates customer experience with latest release
Access4 has strengthened its SASBOSS provisioning and management platform with the latest iCall Suite call analytics powered by Tollring.
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Motorola
Transforming business operations with broadband push-to-talk service
Are you pressed to meet higher growth targets, needing more business opportunities but hampered by shrinking operational budgets?
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Cybersecurity
Effective vulnerability management in OT environments starts with asset discovery
As cyber adversaries who target industrial facilities continuously pick apart weaknesses in operational technology (OT) environments to orchestrate their attacks, the need grows by the day for enterprises to evolve their OT vulnerability management practices.
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Business Intelligence / BI
Business intelligence and analytics top use case of edge computing, IDC finds
"Industries such as manufacturing are already recognising the impact that edge resources are having on operational efficiency and improved product quality."
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Cybersecurity
Honeywell and Acalvio Technologies launch shared solution to stop zero-day attacks
Honeywell and Acalvio Technologies have launched a new solution designed to detect known and unknown (zero-day) attacks across the operational technology (OT) environments in commercial buildings.
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Manufacturers
Manufacturers struggle to close security gaps as they undergo digital transformation
“Manufacturers face a growing need for security tools to ensure seamless operations and defend themselves against attacks that can cause downtime, financial loss and reputational damage."
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Supply chain
Ivanti adds capabilities to Velocity framework to support supply chain customers
"Ivanti Velocity connects use case scenarios that centre around inbound and outbound as well as in areas that are beyond the four walls, allowing for operational excellence.”
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Cybersecurity
What is OT security and how does it differ from IT security?
Let’s consider what OT is, its relationship with IT, and the common problems people experience in working with it.
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TIBCO
TIBCO rolls out analytics and data science innovations
“We designed all our latest enhancements to be immersive, smart, and real time, with an ongoing mission to help everyone leverage the limitless power of data, yielding insights at the speed of thought.”
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Operational technology
OT vulnerabilities grew significantly in 2021 — report
The spike in new threats is putting vital critical infrastructure at risk, according to Skybox Security.
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Technology partnerships
Siemens and Zscaler partner to bring zero trust to operational tech
"Together, Siemens and Zscaler are now bringing the benefits of zero trust to OT environments, thereby increasing control and protection mechanisms for all technology assets, including in production environments."
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Cybersecurity
Forescout uncovers 14 major OT vulnerabilities, impacting millions of critical infrastructure devices
Forescout Research Labs and JFrog Security Research have disclosed a set of 14 new vulnerabilities affecting operational technology (OT) devices.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber attackers will have weaponised operational technology environments to harm or kill humans - Gartner
"Security and risk management leaders should be more concerned about real world hazards to humans and the environment, rather than information theft."
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Industrial IoT
New release from Claroty looks to improve industrial network security
Claroty Edge equips customers to discover a complete OT, IoT, and IIoT global asset inventory, as well as identify and manage the vulnerabilities and risks affecting those assets.
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Fortinet
Fortinet appoints new director of operation technology for A/NZ
Fortinet has appointed a new director of operational technology (OT) solutions in a bid to extend offerings to Australian and New Zealand customers.
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Information Technology
IntegrationWorks launches OT to IT networks connector
PI Historian on MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform connects operational technology networks with information technology networks.
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Digital Transformation
Enhancing operational efficiency to drive preventative maintenance
In part three of a three-part series, Nozomi Networks cybersecurity strategist Vincent Liu unveils how to capture the benefits of asset visibility to enhance operational efficiency and take measured steps towards preventive maintenance.
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Cybersecurity
Incorporating OT for a holistic cybersecurity transformation
In part two of a three-part series, Nozomi Networks cybersecurity strategist Vincent Liu details the importance of integrating OT into the security operations centre, and why it is no longer optional for critical infrastructure companies and enterprises across Asia.
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Application Performance Monitoring / APM
Paessler tailors network monitoring for OT environments
Paessler has strengthened its network monitoring solution with new capabilities that provide oversight or IT infrastructure and operational technology (OT) data insights.
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Digital Transformation
Operational technology catches up with digital transformation
In part one of a three-part series, Nozomi Networks cybersecurity strategist Vincent Liu explains why organisations need to use cybersecurity to balance the risks of converging IT and operational technology (OT).
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SD-WAN
Fortinet launches first Secure SD-WAN for operational technology environments
FortiGate Rugged 60F and FortiGate Rugged 60F include built-in LTE next-generation firewalls and are built for non-environmentally controlled sites.
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Internet of Things
Forescout expands integrations with partner solutions
Expanded partnerships and integrations with Splunk, CrowdStrike and CyberArk allow for better IT and OT security posture for joint customers.
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Cybersecurity
Claroty adds remote incident management to OT security capabilities
Claroty updated its platform to help cybersecurity teams detect, investigate, and respond to security incidents within OT networks - no matter where team members are located.