Strategies and technologies to manage evolving cyber-risks for infrastructure assets
Cybersecurity is an issue for all companies, regardless of size, industry, or region. As technology—and the dependence on it—evolves, organisations face defending an expanding and increasingly complex attack surface against a relentless threat landscape.
However, some industries are not doing as well as others. Critical infrastructure which relies on operational technology (OT) and industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) systems is particularly exposed. The convergence of OT and IT devices, along with an increasing dependency on the internet of things (IoT), means current security measures are no longer sufficient to keep OT environments safe.
Now, cyberattacks that begin in an IT network can easily traverse into an unsecured OT environment, pushing cybersecurity teams to give OT environments increased attention.
CIOs and CISOs need to find ways to protect the entire IT/OT landscape, including all physical assets and industrial processes. To achieve this, OT and IoT security needs to be part of an overall digital security strategy managed by a collaborative IT/OT team.
At the Cybersecurity for Infrastructure Summit, senior executives have gathered together and discussed strategies to find solutions for achieving operational integrity and cyber-resilience.