Friday Five 2/25
Ransomware hits the industrial sector, behind the scenes of a stalkerware network, and more - catch up on the infosec news of the week with the Friday Five!
Biotech Company Alleges Former Employee Stole Drug Trade Secrets
In a new lawsuit, one company is alleging a former employee stole sensitive trade secrets to help his new company, a would-be competitor, manufacture a lucrative drug.
FBI Urges Caution with Legacy Systems Following Water Hack
The FBI reiterated that using end-of-life operating systems and desktop sharing software can open the doors for attackers, like in the Oldsmar water treatment plant hack.
The Top Tips for IP Protection for Manufacturing Firms
With industrial espionage on the rise, we asked 24 manufacturing experts the best ways to protect intellectual property at manufacturing firms.
NERC Refocusing Cybersecurity Efforts
In the face of mounting attacks against critical infrastructure, NERC, which oversees the United States' electrical grid, is retooling how it addresses cybersecurity.
Highlighting Data Protection Best Practices for IIoT Systems
As IIoT (Industrial IoT) systems continue to interact with enterprise systems and business processes, a new guide offers a set of best practices to securing them.
Chemical Manufacturer Data Theft Case to Begin in June
For the second time in the last month, a chemical manufacturer is accusing one of its former employees of stealing trade secrets to commercially exploit them in China.
Semiconductor Company Awarded $66M in Trade Secret Theft Case
A California jury ruled earlier this month that Elec-Tech International Co., a Chinese competitor of semiconductor company Lumileds, misappropriated trade secrets belonging to Lumileds, and used them to develop ETI's energy efficient LEDs.
DHS Report on Hacked Electric Utilities Highlights Supply Chain Fragility
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed this week that Russian hackers successfully infiltrated the control rooms of U.S. electrical utilities after compromising the networks of their corporate suppliers.
Emerson Owes BladeRoom $30M in IP Theft Case
A jury ruled that Emerson Electric stole proprietary data center designs from BladeRoom, putting a close to a long running trade secrets lawsuit. The ruling comes a month after Facebook settled with the British manufacturing firm over similar charges.
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