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“Showing just how low cybercriminals will go, the attack on a major healthcare facility like Scripps highlights the dark side of ransomware, disturbingly putting lives at risk,” said Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks. “The truly sad reality is no one is immune from ransomware, and, like good medicine, the best defense is prevention.”
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Nozomi Networks reduces cyber risk for industrial, operational technology and “internet of things” networks by delivering real-time visibility into process network communications and configurations. The startup has raied $60 million from GGV, In-Q-Tel (the CIA’s investment arm), Activate Capital Partners, and others.
“Showing just how low cybercriminals will go, the attack on a major healthcare facility like Scripps highlights the dark side of ransomware, disturbingly putting lives at risk,” said Edgard Capdevielle, CEO of Nozomi Networks, via email.
“Our research data shows that cyber-criminals are making a conscious effort to hit high-value targets, but the reality is no one is immune from ransomware. The best defense against ransomware is therefore prevention,” argued Nozomi Networks CEO, Edgard Capdevielle.
A software bill of materials (anticipated in the Executive Order) will provide support and ideally enforcement, of much needed visibility into critical use software and establishes a higher level of vendor accountability, explains Edgard Capdevielle, CEO of Nozomi Networks. “It should make it easier for agencies who are purchasing software to see the difference between well-built products, designed with security in mind, and those that aren’t,” he says.
Edgard Capdevielle, CEO of Nozomi Networks, sees what he calls a “sprint” as something that should be received with appropriate expectations: “Regardless of the specific elements contained in the plan, there are upsides and downsides that should be kept in focus. First, it’s reactionary and meant to address past incidents. It’s not forward-thinking or future-proof, and doesn’t address incidents that haven’t been discovered or happened yet. On the upside, the fact we have a plan means the matter is being taken seriously at the highest levels of leadership. Whatever might ultimately prove to be right or wrong with the plan, it can be adjusted and improved upon as we execute. We should view this sprint, like others, as building blocks rather than silver bullets.”
“[Cybersecurity improvement] is something that should be happening across all critical infrastructure,” Edgard Capdevielle, CEO of Nozomi Networks told Threatpost. “Not being able to see, secure and defend against inevitable attacks can lead to unnecessary deaths or cripple our economy.”
“This is something that should be happening across all critical infrastructure. Not being able to see, secure and defend against inevitable attacks can lead to unnecessary deaths or cripple our economy. A plan like this is definitely a step in the right direction. While there may be some reluctance to share data with the government, the alternative of not doing anything or enough could be devastating,” says Edgard Capdevielle, CEO of Nozomi Networks, in a statement. “The critical infrastructure sectors need authority, budget, and technology, in the middle of a severe skilled worker shortage, in order to address the escalated level of threats. It’s good to see action finally being taken at the highest levels to incent companies and organizations to defend against potential crippling attacks.”
More money for the CISA is needed, added Edgard Capdevielle, the CEO of Nozomi Networks, an Internet of Things cybersecurity provider. “Recent incidents such as the SolarWinds hack should be an eye-opener for enterprise and government,” he told the Washington Examiner. “The enemy is at the gates.”
Critical infrastructure security has never been more important. In the face of so many threats and attacks, like SolarWinds, Microsoft and the Florida water treatment facility hack, we must step up efforts to develop effective coordination and collaboration across government agencies and within the private sector so that all are working together, and not in a vacuum or at cross-purposes.
The response from technology suppliers to this increased focus on industrial cybersecurity can be seen in recent moves by ABB and Tempered Networks to partner with well-known industrial cybersecurity provider Nozomi Networks.
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“It’s encouraging to see the White House, DHS, Congress and others in US government taking steps to strengthen efforts to protect our Nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats. However, there is much work ahead to ensure we move forward with successful initiatives and best practices that secure our country in a reasonable timeframe.
Today we welcome back Nozomi Networks manager for solutions, delivery and projects for APAC, Malcolm Bailie, to his second IT Jam. Techday sat down with Malcolm not too long ago, where he discussed Nozomi’s key products and solutions.
Today we’re highlighting Nozomi Networks, a cybersecurity company specialising in IT and OT security and visibility, and has a global footprint with offices in 14 different countries.
“For many critical infrastructure facilities, COVID-19 forced an abrupt shift to employees working from home, meaning that security teams had to make production control networks accessible remotely to keep systems up and running,” explains Andrea Carcano, co-founder of Nozomi Networks. “However, unfortunately remote access is often the easiest path for attackers to infiltrate a network.”
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On February 8, an unknown hacker infiltrated Oldmar’s water treatment plant and made potentially dangerous changes to chemical levels in the water. Now, the people who fight these threats are seeing seismic shifts in how the job is done.
While the hacker collective’s motivation might be described as mischief, the breach shows the potential security flaws with internet-connected security cameras. The attackers apparently found an account with access to several Verkada customers, noted Andrea Carcano, co-founder of Internet of Things security provider Nozomi Networks.
“We’ve continued to see threats to critical infrastructure rise over the last few years and we don’t expect that trend to end anytime soon. Recent attacks on healthcare organisations and those in the fight against COVID are dramatic reminders that the systems we reply on are high value targets that are vulnerable and at constant risk of attack.”
High-profile attacks are becoming all too common, as attackers have realized they are immensely more profitable when they target large organizations and disrupt their critical business operations — in this case, the brewing operations of the world’s biggest, well-known beer brands,” observed Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks,