Cybersecurity and Operational Technology

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Not all technology is created equal, even if it all seems to serve the same function. Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) are two particular strains of digital systems that, while seemingly similar, serve radically similar functions for an organization. That being said, IT and OT are merging due in no small part to industrial applications of IoT technology. But as these traditionally separate domains integrate, they also bring forward a unique array of cybersecurity risks and organizational challenges. 


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What Is Binding Operational Directive 23-02, and Does it Impact FedRAMP?

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From time to time, new directives and requirements come up in the federal space that has ripple effects throughout the cybersecurity landscape. Recently, FedRAMP raised a note that a new Binding Operational Directive has shifted some requirements for agencies and contractors. While this doesn’t seem to directly impact the program, it is significant enough for the FedRAMP website to note for the future. 

Here, we’ll discuss Binding Operational Directive 23-02 and what it means for government agencies and their partners. 


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Are Man-in-the-Middle Attacks Still a Threat?

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Man-in-the-Middle attacks, where a malicious actor secretly intercepts and possibly alters the communication between two unsuspecting parties, have significantly escalated with digital connectivity and remote work surge. While the attack method is not new, its implications have grown in magnitude in the era of widespread digital transformation.

Modern businesses, from multinational corporations to small and medium enterprises, are constantly targeted by MitM attacks, often needing their knowledge. Consequently, vital data is compromised, financial losses are incurred, and trust is eroded. These scenarios underscore the urgency for organizations to understand and take preventative measures against MitM attacks.

This article discusses MitM attacks, how they operate, and why they’ve become a critical concern for contemporary businesses. We will also explore various preventive strategies organizations can deploy to safeguard against these invisible yet potent threats.


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