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Hackers Are Targeting the Remote Workers Who Keep Your Lights On

“If you notice an attack going on, it’s already too late,” said Andrea Carcano, co-founder of Nozomi Networks, which provides web security services for utilities and other industries. Nozomi estimates that grid attacks have increased 35% since Americans began quarantining. That correlates with more electric-sector employees working from home.

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Satellite IoT helps remote farmers

A 2018 ACS report predicted that 25 per cent of attacks on businesses would involve IoT devices by this year – and the prediction was recently validated by a Nozomi Networks analysis that found cybersecurity threats against OT targets had surged in the first half of this year.

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Surge in Consumer-Grade IoT Devices Undermining Enterprise Security

The second report this week, from Nozomi, showed that shadow IoT devices present a threat not just to the corporate network but to the OT environment as well. According to Nozomi, IoT botnets were one of the fastest-growing threats to operational networks in the first half of 2020 because of the proliferation of IP-connected devices.

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Telefonica’s Spanish IoT market grows, invests in Nozomi for security

On Monday, Telefonica announced that the first quarter of 2020 has seen its IoT connections increase to over 2.6 million, a year-on-year growth of 12.4%… This is why, alongside its own strong growth in the IoT sphere, Telefonica has invested in Nozomi Networks, a specialist in operational technology and IoT security.

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Telefónica entra en el accionariado de Nozomi Networks, una de las principales proveedoras de ciberseguridad industrial e IoT

La multinacional española acaba de entrar en el accionariado de Nozomi Networks, un gigante de la ciberseguridad industrial con presencia en 16 países y queda cobertura a más de 3,6 millones de dispositivos en 2.400 instalaciones. Sus soluciones están presentes en sectores tan diversos como el energético, el farmacéutico, el manufacturero, el logístico o el de la industria automotriz.

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Telefónica se refuerza en la ciberseguridad al entrar en Nozomi Networks

Telefónica ha lanzado una nueva apuesta en el ámbito de la ciberseguridad, uno de los pilares de crecimiento de la mano de la nueva división Tech. En este caso, la teleco, a través de su vehículo de corporate venture capital, Telefónica Innovation Ventures (TIV), ha realizado una inversión en Nozomi Networks Inc., una compañía estadounidense especializada en seguridad y sistemas de control industrial presente en 16 países que permite visualizar en tiempo real el riesgo cibernético, así como gestionar y mejorar la resiliencia de las operaciones industriales. La compañía no ha precisado el importe de la operación.

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Telefónica entra en el capital de la firma californiana Nozomi Networks

Se trata de una apuesta que refuerza el conocimiento y alcance tecnológico del grupo español para proporcionar servicios de ciberseguridad de alto valor a empresas del sector energético, transporte, manufacturero, farmacéutico, logístico y automovilístico, además de incrementar sus ofertas en automatización de edificios ciudades inteligentes e infraestructuras críticas.

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Meet the 2020 CRN Channel Chiefs!

We are actively looking for new SIs, MSSPs and VARs that can provide value and further enhance their offering in the expanding and increasingly vital area of OT and IoT Security.

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Protecting critical systems during the Coronavirus pandemic

As COVID-19 forces organizations to rethink how they work, chief information security officers (CISOs) who are responsible for the resilience of critical systems have an even greater dilemma.  How do you keep critical systems running 24/7 when employees are strongly encouraged to work from home and ever so dependent on secure connectivity to function normally? CISOs may need to open up systems that are traditionally closed to the outside world to allow for remote management. They must balance safety, productivity and cybersecurity risk.

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Trump Ban on Foreign Bulk Power Equipment Triggers New Uncertainty

The most pronounced pushback perhaps came from the cybersecurity industry, whose services many power generators rely upon to monitor and respond to threats. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks, a firm that promotes network visibility, threat detection, and operational insight for industrial operational technology (OT), the internet of things (IoT), and ICS environments, told POWER the EO is a “step in the right direction, but needs to go further.” The positive aspects in the order include its recognition that protecting the BPS is of critical importance owing to the proliferation of threats. “It seeks to address a potential vector of attack in the backdoors and trojans that could be implanted in foreign-sourced infrastructure equipment,” said Capdevielle.

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