Industrial Cyber Security: Operational Technology (OT)
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Industrial assets are of vital importance to our society. They embed more and more software and connectivity into their core, but this makes them increasingly vulnerable to hostile or accidental security breaches. Our services help asset owners and operators assess and mitigate risks associated with their industrial systems—loss of availability, integrity and/or confidentiality—while ensuring efficient operations.
Safety, reliability and availability are key in industrial organizations. This is put at serious risk today with the connectivity explosion of industrial (OT) systems (PLCs, ICS SCADA). All systems, sensors and networks must be assessed and protected from cyber attacks.
For these reasons, regulators see clearly the need for better security in the world of industrial organizations. The European Union parliament adopted the Network and Information Security (NIS) directive in 2016 and converted it to law in most EU nations in 2018. This is complemented by ENISA guidelines and by the IEC 62443 standard. In the US, several OT and ICS SCADA guidelines and standards were released by NIST, NERC and DHS.