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Catch ICS Attackers by Shifting to Kill Chain

May 17, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

Tracking the activity of nefarious groups affords defenders a deeper level of understanding that can be useful in not only understanding different types of threats but also in building defenses to withstand a cyber-attack. Today, Dragos released its updated profile on CHRYSENE ICS, one of the seven groups that have come to fruition from long-running cyber-espionage activity. Sergio Caltagirone, director of threat intelligence, Dragos wrote in his blog post, “The current industrial threat landscape is very concerning. All of our intelligence suggests industrial security entering a massive growth of threat activity which will likely last at least the next decade. Nobody is facing a 'cyber pearl harbor' as some pundits suggest. But, it is not a quiet and calm environment either." All seven of the groups are ICS-focused, and it is believed that they are investing their time and money into attacking industrial systems. The CHRYSENE ICS-focused group has been well-known si...