Silent Residency:

Honeywell recently published an article featuring its 2024 USB Threat Report. The report highlights the escalating cyber threat of “silent residency” in industrial and critical infrastructure facilities. Honeywell accentuated the rising danger of “living off the land” (“LotL”) attacks, where adversaries covertly use USB devices to gain access to industrial control systems. This covert access enables them to monitor operations and initiate attacks that can avoid detection and manipulate the targeted systems.

Michael Ruiz, Honeywell’s vice president of OT cybersecurity, commented, “Targeted cyber-physical attacks are not just about zero-day exploits that exploit an unknown or unaddressed vulnerability. They now also involve silent residency – using LotL attacks to bide their time until the right moment to turn a system against itself.” The report by Honeywell emphasizes the crucial need for strong cybersecurity measures to safeguard industrial and critical infrastructure from emerging cyber threats.

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Posted by Julius Frago
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