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Kirby Wadsworth

As Chief Marketing Officer at Bayshore Networks, Kirby is on a mission to educate and inspire leaders to act now to protect our industrial infrastructure - and our way of life - from cyber threats. Bringing more than two decades of executive leadership in both public enterprises and emerging startups, Kirby is a published author, keynote speaker, teacher, and frequent contributor to over 20,000 online followers.

IIoT: 8 Fun Facts

Bayshore Networks is passionate about keeping industrial technology secure. We find everything fascinating about IIOT. While others are reading TMZ or Sporting News we are reading up on the IIOT history, the now and the future. In this blog, we have compiled a list of 8 fun facts that you may...

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Breaking Down the US-CERT Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Alert

In an uncharacteristic move on the part of the part of the Department of Homeland Security, US-CERT released a Technical Alert resulting from analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The alert warns of ongoing advanced...

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Securing Energy: The Unique Security Challenges in Power Generation and Distribution Plants

Recent headlines have again raised the public awareness of cyber threats to critical infrastructure. Much has been written about the threat of CrashOveride or Industroyer malware that was used to take down power in the Ukraine. The US Department of Homeland Security, Computer Emergency Response...

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Cobots Are Cute. Can We Keep Them Safe?

Slowly but surely, robots are being freed from their cages.  Small, agile collaborative robots – known affectionately as cobots – are today already working alongside human teammates in assembly lines, cramped spaces, and specialized factories.

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Don’t Drink the Water!

We take our community water supplies for granted, but these days we probably shouldn’t.

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Examining the Cyber Threat Gap: The End-User Perspective
The common notion that industrial assets are immune to cyber-attacks if parts of them are isolated from the Internet (or other vulnerable corporate networks) is no longer practical in a hyper-connected enterprise. Although complete air-gapping of an industrial network is possible, there are...
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Recent Reports Spur Pentagon to Combat US Power Grid Hacks

How to identify and eliminate electric grid cyber threats

"If a well-coordinated cyberattack on the nation's power grid were to occur today, the time it would take to restore power would pose daunting national security challenges" -- John Everett, DARPA Program Manager

 

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Protecting Your Industrial Infrastructure - Where to Start

The growing significance of industrial cyber protection is a consequence of several security breaches that could happen in a manufacturing environment. These include incidents such exfiltration of industrial data, unauthorized access to industrial control systems, and manipulation of industrial...

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