Reading, UK, The US Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) states in their recent quarterly report that TWO North American power plants have suffered Malware attacks as a result of USB sticks inadvertently infecting computer systems.
“Malware can typically used by cyber-attackers to gain remote access to systems, or to steal data” says Nicola Milsom-James Director of Sales and Operations at Charterhouse Muller “With the increase in availability of USB devices, this sort of incident will happen more and more” Continues Milsom-James.
In recent years, power plants have been the target of increasingly destructive malware and viruses – a bridge between damage in a digital sense, such as data loss of theft, and actual physical infrastructure.
“This is a worrying trend, not just with Power Plants and a countries infrastructure, it also affects Corporate and small businesses in a similar way” Continues Milsom-James
With the increase in “Bring Your Own device” to work practices, data is being transferred, retrieved and stored by company employees every day.
Data in the workplace is being transferred by USB Device, mobile phone, email accounts and PC/Laptops, a strong and relevant information security policy is required to manage any companies data.
Establishing a systematic ‘chain of custody’ process will help mitigate risk through IT equipment’s operational life and end of life processes through controlled methods.
Asset Management, Audit trails, end of life data erasure with a CESG Certified software tool make up just part of a controlled process. However using an independently audited IT Asset Disposition company will provide assurance that your data is being protected, along with your companies reputation.
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About Charterhouse Muller UK Ltd
Charterhouse Muller is a leading provider of IT Asset Disposal, IT Remarketing and Data sanitisation services using recognised CESG Certified data erasure software.
With over 20 years industry experience, the company offers an exclusive service covering all IT hardware products.
Charterhouse Muller has been formally accredited by ADISA (Asset Disposal Information Security alliance) gaining a distinction.
Charterhouse Muller customer include the Defence, OEM, Public/Private Sector, Health Care and Financial sectors.
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