SolutionsPT to Host Cryptomining Webinar for OT Professionals
Published: 4 February 2019 - Sarah Mead
Industrial IT software provider SolutionsPT will host a free webinar exploring the evolving cyber security threat posed by Cryptomining infections and how they can be prevented, on Thursday, February 21st.
Designed for Operational Technology (OT) professionals, the Introduction to Cryptomining webinar will examine the specific threat Cryptomining poses to OT environments and discuss the solutions that will enable organisations to guard against it.
Cryptomining is a malware threat that affects Industrial Control Systems (ICS), enabling hackers to use an infected PC’s resources to mine for digital currency. The webinar will explore how, if left unchecked, the infections can disrupt OT environments, causing hardware failure, massively increasing energy consumption and preventing systems from carrying out mission-critical tasks.
Unlike other malware attacks, Cryptomining attacks can also be extremely difficult to detect, even after a system has become infected, making them especially dangerous.
Chris Whitehead, Managed Platform Product Manager at SolutionsPT, said: “There has been a significant increase in the number of cyber security attacks against Industrial Control Systems in recent years, with Cryptomining attacks emerging as the top malware threat of 2018. It’s vital that OT professionals are aware of the dangers they pose and our webinar will provide them with a great amount of usable information to take away.
“Our experts will also use the webinar to discuss various solutions to the problems posed by Cryptomining, from increasing the visibility of their industrial networks to ensuring they have both pre-emptive and reactive solutions in place.”
The 30-minute webinar begins at 11am. Attendance is free but attendees must register in advance here: https://solutionspt.com/events_webinars/live-webinar-the-evolving-cyber-security-threat-introduction-to-cryptomining/