Cyber attacks on UPS systems, heating and cooling infrastructure are just now beginning to appear on news pages.
Shutting these systems down is only one thought in a criminal’s mind.
Cyber criminals use the SNMP cards within the infrastructure systems as both an entry point into the network and or a camouflage outpost from which to launch destructive cyber attacks against information-rich targets.
As you know most SNMP cards also provide multiple additional paths of entry to an outside user. Typically, Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Telnet and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) ports are open on an SNMP card as well. All of these entry points are classified as “minimal security” by the network security industry. These ports exist in the for supplemental and backup management capabilities. Unfortunately, they also create additional points of attack on a system within which they are housed.
Please take your time to read the attached white paper about SNMP cyber security and feel free to contact me for more information.
Please see our website for UPShield information http://bclpower.co.uk/ups-monitoring-security/