Threat Modeling & Intelligence While Working from Home

By Brandon Lewis

Editor-in-Chief

Embedded Computing Design

By Rich Nass

Executive Vice President

Embedded Computing Design

March 19, 2021

Threat Modeling & Intelligence While Working from Home

During a recorded presentation from  embedded world 2021, Rich and Brandon are joined by Technology Editor Curt Schwaderer, who doubles as Vice President of Engineering at intelligence and security provider Yaana Technologies. The three discuss how the tech industry in particular and connected organizations in general have transitioned from protecting devices from attacks to accepting they will be hacked and mitigating losses to modern threat intelligence and modeling strategies. They then look at this evolution through the lens of employees, who are handling and working with sensitive information and IP, working from home.

 

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Later, Vincent Scott, Founder of Defense Cybersecurity Group, Chief Security Officer at STI-TEC, and former Navy cryptologist joins the Insiders to review the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and what it will mean for companies delivering technology to the U.S. Armed Forces. In Scott's view, the CMMC presents obstacles – such as an assumption of on-premise infrastructure – that may make companies just starting out reconsider serving those markets and subsequently impact the nation's cyber readiness.

Finally, Brandon fills in for Perry in this week's Tech Market Madness. A recent report from Dragos indicates that threats to industrial control systems tripled in 2020,  while 90 percent of organizations  don't  have visibility into what's taking place beyond the IT/OT network boundary. Brandon investigates just what could be going on back there as he reviews how another industrial cybersecurity firm,  Claroty, uncovered vulnerabilities in  WIBU Systems' CodeMeter licensing software deployed on ICSs worldwide. Sharon Brizinov, a Claroty researcher, demonstrates just how easy it could have been to compromise systems running the software, both locally and remotely.

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Brandon is responsible for guiding content strategy, editorial direction, and community engagement across the Embedded Computing Design ecosystem. A 10-year veteran of the electronics media industry, he enjoys covering topics ranging from development kits to cybersecurity and tech business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Richard Nass’ key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OSM’s ECD portfolio, including digital, print, and live events. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for Design News. Prior, he led the content team for UBM’s Medical Devices Group, and all custom properties and events. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 30 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, Embedded.com, and TechOnLine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from NJIT.

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