Passive asset discovery or active asset discovery – which one is it now? 13/08/2019

In various blog posts about asset inventory and asset discovery, we have favored the passive method, even warned against active asset discovery. The reason for this is the high susceptibility of industrial systems to failure – especially older components are often susceptible to thoughtless network scans.   Why should I choose active asset discovery? So […]

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The first Embedded Systems Security Days in November 16/07/2019

The Embedded Systems Security Days will take place for the first time in Vienna from 6 to 8 November 2019. And together with Alpha Strike Labs, Limes Security has managed to put together a top-class programme. How can security vulnerabilities be avoided right from the start? What threats do I have to face to protect […]

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Virus scanner – panacea or risk factor? 02/07/2019

Even controversial issues must be discussed. The current blog post is dedicated to one particularly controversial topic: Virus scanners are currently ubiquitous (at least on Windows systems) and are seen as a standard security measure. Users are so used to them that hardly anyone dares to doubt their usefulness. Virus scanners themselves however can have […]

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Asset Inventory – know which components operate on your IT/OT network 20/06/2019

Asset Discovery makes it easier to identify active system assets. (see article Asset Discovery). This is preceded by the inventory list – the Asset Inventory – which contains much more than just “Computer 1 is on the 3rd floor in room xyz.”. Asset Inventory – that’s what it’s all about: In order to operate effective […]

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Asset Discovery – Working With Kid Gloves 13/06/2019

Large OT networks are often poorly documented, or more precisely, have grown over many years. The result: the assets (= machines, computers etc.) within the network are not exactly recorded. In order to get and maintain an overview, it is advisable to carry out an asset discovery. Of course, an asset valuation presupposes that you […]

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