“We’re in a pre-9/11 moment,” warned Mike Wallace, a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), at the White House on August 22.
The news from BlackHat 2017? In industrial hacking, the “song remains the same”: infrastructure is highly vulnerable and hackers continue to punch holes in weak attempts at defense.
Multiple presenters pointed out the fact that industry cybersecurity frameworks are doing nothing to stop attackers form punching holes in systems across infrastructure. Speakers pointed to general issues, educational shortcomings, and stubborn device manufacturers. Powerfully, they arrived at this conclusion (courtesy of We Live Security): “Change must come, so that simple network-based attacks showcased here at BlackHat won’t be effective at taking down vast swaths of the critical infrastructure that we all use and (mostly) take for granted.”
Check out the full article from We Live Security.