Cyber Security Uncut

The future of ICS/OT cyber security, with Dragos’ Conor McLaren

May 24, 2022

In this special Cyber Resilience Week episode of the Cyber Security Uncut podcast, senior threat intelligence analyst at Dragos, Conor McLaren, joins host Liam Garman to unpack emerging cyber threats in the industrial control systems and operational technology sector.

The podcast begins by discussing Dragos’ recent expansion into Australia and how building robust ICS/OT cyber security practices is essential for defending civilisation against malicious actors.

The pair continues by analysing the newly discovered ICS malware framework dubbed PIPEDREAM, a highly flexible toolset that is capable of causing disruption, degradation, and possibly even destruction depending on the associated targets and environment. McLaren then provides an assessment of the theoretical applications of PIPEDREAM to potentially threaten ICS/OT functions across multiple industries and geographies.

The podcast wraps up by discussing future threats to ICS/OT, with McLaren providing key recommendations to organisations to protect their business operations.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Cyber Security Uncut team

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