ARC has been providing market research on the industrial cybersecurity for many years. Here are some insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing cybersecurity in industrial operations.
Increasingly, from smart homes to connected automobiles, consumers are being exposed to an environment of intelligent products and systems. Moreover, factory production lines, process plants for energy and utilities, and smart cities will depend on cyber-physical systems to self-monitor; optimize; even run infrastructure, transportation, and buildings autonomously.
Standards committees and other industry groups have developed and promoted several conceptual models that describe a stepwise approach to cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS) and other operational technology (OT) products and applications. This begins with Cybersecurity Awareness.
Industrial systems share many of the same vulnerabilities as information systems and are subject to the same threats. However, the consequences may be very different and, in some cases, more severe. This makes industrial cybersecurity an imperative for the asset owner, who ultimately must bear the consequences of an adverse event.
Effective patch management is an important element of a comprehensive security program for industrial control systems (ICS). The complexity and criticality of this environment present specific challenges for asset owners.
To help mitigate this risk of cyberattacks, a new global alliance focused on cyber security has been launched. The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) was established to help companies address the OT security challenges that continue to put operations, and consequently, business at risk.
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