OT Cybersecurity Services
OT cybersecurity is going through a pivotal change.
Ever since Stuxnet started to make headlines for the disruption it caused to the Iranian nuclear program, OT/ICS cybersecurity has been a growing concern to organizations worldwide.
Due to prevailing views on the difficulty of breaching OT/ICS systems and the lack of organizational alignment between IT and OT, as well as the small number of actual OT/ICS cyber cases around the world, the need for OT/ICS cybersecurity has been slow to develop.
This is changing rapidly now.
The visible rise in demand for proactive and reactive cybersecurity services is being driven by an inherent understanding that threats and risks are growing, and that the extent of any damage caused would be significant. Regulatory frameworks and compliance controls are requiring cybersecurity for OT to become an operating reality. Additionally, more and more organizations are taking a holistic view and centralizing accountability for cybersecurity across IT and OT domains.
It is already a well-established fact that any conflict in the modern world is fought in the digital domain as well as the physical one. As recent conflicts continue to show, cyber-attacks against OT infrastructure are clearly on the rise. Furthermore, it is important to remember that attacks against OT environments do not necessarily require highly sophisticated campaigns and tools – there are relatively simple malware variants, including IT malware, that are capable of inflicting damage.
As has been commonplace in IT for some years, Chief Information Security Officers must now take a fundamental and essential ‘assume breach’ perspective on OT – taking a proactive approach will ensure that the maturity of cybersecurity practices in OT will evolve at a pace that will reduce the risk exposure to the ever-increasing threats posed to companies’ critical infrastructures.
Taking a proactive approach means leveraging OT-specific offensive security services to improve your organization’s security posture, as well as engaging with a trusted partner for OT incident response readiness, thereby ensuring improved resilience.