Friday, November 30, 2018
Manufacturing increasingly relies on digitized Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and IIoT devices which, if compromised, can give direct access to invaluable intellectual property and physical operations controls. A perilous blend of remote, vendor-operated, and on-premises device connectivity have led to endpoints that are hard to define, let alone secure. With manufacturing being a recently digitized industry, cybersecurity is increasingly falling upon the backs of OT workers who may or may not be trained. And the previous strategy of moving systems offline is no longer viable in this connected age. This combination of untrained staff and endless attack vectors is obviously worrying.