Kiosk & USB Security

Insights on the Secure Implementation of Network Segmentation Control Systems 

Infographic: Secure Data Workflow - Defending the Castle

August 27, 2018 by Yiyi Miao
When dealing with highly secure networks one of the best ways to defend against threats is to isolate the network to minimize your attack surface. This isolation can come in several different forms, with an air-gapped network being...

What Does 'Sheep Dip' Mean in Cyber Security?

February 16, 2018
Several UK-based vendors and experts recommend "sheep-dipping" removable storage devices – USB drives, hard drives, memory cards, etc. – in order to prevent malware outbreaks. But what does "sheep dip" mean? Origin of the Term 'Sheep...

6 Potential Security Gaps in File Transfer Process for Critical Infrastructure

January 29, 2018 by Yiyi Miao
In September 2017, Wired reported that hackers had gained access to multiple electrical power facilities in the U.S. Conceivably, the hackers could have shut off the power for thousands of citizens and companies, much like how hackers...

Police Handing Out Malware-Infected USBs Is Not an Isolated Incident

January 18, 2018 by Yiyi Miao
In one of the most ironic pieces of cyber security news in recent months, Taiwanese police inadvertently gave out USB drives containing malware as prizes for a cyber security quiz, as reported by BleepingComputer. The USB drives were...

Webinar Recap: Metadefender Kiosk and NRC Milestone 8 Inspections

December 15, 2017 by Tony Berning
This year my colleagues and I were onsite for the first Nuclear Regulatory Commission cyber security program Milestone 8 inspections at the South Texas Project and Monticello nuclear power plants. We took away some key observations from...

Securing the North American Power Grid at GridSecCon 2017

October 25, 2017
OPSWAT participated in NERC's Grid Security Conference (GridSecCon) in Saint Paul, Minnesota last week. The conference focuses on physical and cyber security issues that are relevant to the North American electrical industry. Protecting...

Did You Miss Our Webinar About Digital Signing and Verification?

August 30, 2017 by Tony Berning
In July, I gave a presentation on a new feature for MetaDefender Kiosk and Client: digital signing and verification. If you missed the webinar, titled "Why Digital Signing and Verification Is Paramount in Cross-Domain Environments," you...

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