ELITEWOLF: NSA's Repository of Signatures and Analytics to Secure OT Environments
The National Security Agency (NSA) has released a new tool called ELITEWOLF to help defend critical infrastructure against cyber threats. ELITEWOLF is a repository of Intrusion Detection Signatures and Analytics that can detect potentially malicious activity in operational technology (OT) environments. These signatures and analytics require follow-up analysis to determine if the activity is indeed malicious. The release of this tool is in response to the persistent interest cyber entities have shown in targeting vulnerable OT assets. The lack of resources and qualified personnel in many organizations makes it challenging to identify and manage cyber attacks on OT systems. Collaboration and resilience-building are needed to protect critical infrastructure effectively.