Ransomware and physical world is a scenario where ransomware cyber attacks, extends its impact to affect physical systems in the real world. Cyber attacks have evolved beyond the confines of cyberspace, taking a physical toll on critical infrastructure.
Ransomware, a malicious form of malware, encrypts files and systems, rendering them unusable until a ransom is paid for decryption. Recognizing the severity of this issue, StopRansomware.gov serves as the official resource hub provided by the U.S. Government to combat ransomware attacks effectively.
Ransomware and Physical World
Jessica Amado, Head of Cyber Research at Sepio, highlights the alarming trend of ransomware cyber attacks impacting operational technology (OT) and critical infrastructure. As industrial IoT integrates IT and OT, cyber physical convergence systems are now operating our essential machinery. While this integration brings numerous advantages, it also exposes critical infrastructure to cyber threats, making it more vulnerable than ever.
The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack captured global attention as snaking lines of cars at gas stations (The Attack on Colonial Pipeline). This incident shed light on the vulnerability of our interconnected society, turning the issue into a nationwide concern affecting every kitchen table.
Sepio’s Solution Against Ransomware
Sepio’s platform provides comprehensive physical layer coverage, delivering complete visibility into all devices within your infrastructure. By harnessing advanced Physical Layer fingerprinting technology and Machine Learning algorithms, Sepio’s platform generates a unique digital fingerprint for each device based on its electrical characteristics. These fingerprints are cross-referenced with an extensive database of known fingerprints, granting Sepio unparalleled device visibility. This innovative approach empowers organizations to swiftly identify vulnerable devices and switches, fortifying their infrastructure against potential hardware attacks.
Safeguard your critical systems, protect your organization, and defend against the convergence of ransomware and the physical world with Sepio. Don’t wait for a devastating attack to occur. Proactively secure your infrastructure and prevent the disruption of your operations.