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Security Pros Reassigned to IT Tasks in Coronavirus Pandemic

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/security-pros-reassigned-to-it-tasks-in-coronavirus-pandemic/d/d-id/1337674

Nearly half (47%) of security practitioners surveyed say they've been temporarily removed from cybersecurity responsibilities to assist with IT-related tasks as businesses shift to remote work
 

Hackers targeted ICS/SCADA systems at water facilities in Israel
https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/102361/hacking/israeli-water-facilities-attacked.html

 

Israel’s National Cyber Directorate announced reports of cyber attacks aimed at supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems at wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewage facilities.
 

IoT security, neglected infrastructure, and a crisis of trust deemed major threats for 2022
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/iot-security-neglected-infrastructure-and-a-crisis-of-trust-deemed-major-threats-for-2022/

 

The Information Security Forum’s annual Threat Horizon report is a good analysis of many cyber security trends and threat factors.
 

ABB offers free digital services for 2020
https://www.controlglobal.com/industrynews/2020/abb-offers-free-digital-services-for-2020/

 

To support healthcare facilities, utilities, and industrial and commercial buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic, ABB Electrification reported March 27 that from now until the end of 2020, it's waiving its fees for one year for all new subscriptions to its iUPSGuard remote monitoring and diagnostics software for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) in hospitals and for all new or renewed subscriptions to its ABB Ability software-as-a-service (SaaS).
 

North American utilities drill 'GridEx' brings record turnout
https://www.cyberscoop.com/gridex-electric-sector-ukraine/

 

Press briefing covers GridEx, a drill involving electric utilities across North America mimicking the disruptive malware used to cut power in Ukraine in 2016 and testing operators’ ability to expunge the malicious code from their systems.
 

Honeywell Moves Conference Online

https://www.controlglobal.com/industrynews/2020/honeywell-announces-2020-virtual-technology-experience/
 

As many companies are now doing, the Honeywell Users Group Americas is refitting its 2020 event as a virtual event.
 

Accenture acquires Revolutionary Security

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-acquires-revolutionary-security-provider-of-cybersecurity-services-for-critical-infrastructure.htm
 

Only a few months after purchasing Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom, Accenture completes the acquisition of Revolutionary Security.
 

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Fluidmesh Networks

https://blogs.cisco.com/news/cisco-corporate-news-april-2020
 

Extending its industrial wireless leadership to on-the-move applications and where reliable backhaul is mission critical