What is ICS/OT cybersecurity?
Cyber-attacks are becoming more prevalent on OT networks, posing a growing threat on the devices, processes and operations they monitor and control. Also known as Industrial Control Systems (ICS), OT/ICS networks ensure the availability of critical infrastructure like energy, water, maritime, transport, telecom, healthcare and emergency services.
Attacks on OT networks – be it building security and lighting, electrical distribution, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) or utility systems – can result in severe damage and disruptions in our physical world.
A vulnerability on any of these networks not only puts the availability of critical infrastructure at risk, but the safety of higher value assets (intellectual property, financial records, customer data and more) on the IT network as well.
With bad actors constantly developing new ways to evade security measures, cybersecurity solutions that are effective today may not be tomorrow.
That is why administrators must be ever-alert to changes in their industrial networks. Security controls have to be designed, built and regularly maintained across the lifecycle of OT/ICS assets to ensure safe and reliable operations of critical infrastructure.
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