OT/ICS Asset Inventory using Elasticsearch

OT/ICS Asset Inventory using Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch can index all kinds of complex documents, so you may wonder if it can also be used as an asset inventory. The simple answer is: Yes, certainly. In this article we’ll explain how you can replicate an inventory maintained in the OT-BASE Asset...
Indegy’s frivolous PLC version control patent

Indegy’s frivolous PLC version control patent

Last week OT detection vendor Indegy announced that they have been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for PLC version control. Yes, you heard that right: PLC version control, a technology that is around for approximately two decades, is now...
What does “insecure by design” actually mean for OT/ICS security?

What does “insecure by design” actually mean for OT/ICS security?

One of the reasons why vulnerability and patch management is different in OT as compared to IT is the fact that the majority of OT products, technologies, and designs are insecure by design. If you are new to OT security, you might wonder what that actually means, and...