Daniel Kapellmann Zafra
Pallati i Kongreseve (The Palace of Congresses) Main Conference - 22 September
COSMICENERGY: The Renaissance of Threats to Operational Technology
For the last ten years we have seen a fast evolving operational technology (OT) security community learning about cyber physical attacks and how to defend critical infrastructure against them. However, since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, we have seen quite a twist in the OT threat landscape. A renaissance or breakthrough period of innovation is making threats to cyber physical systems more streamlined and common than ever before.
During the conflict, we have observed the intensification of threat activity coming from different fronts, including criminals, hacktivists, and nation-states. Such activity has resulted in a quick turnaround in the development of malware and capabilities to target OT systems. In this talk, I will provide an overview of the evolution of OT threats focusing primarily on the new capabilities we have observed since the eve of Ukraine’s invasion.