The Future Of OT Security In Critical Infrastructure

August 10, 2018

Both the likelihood and consequences of cyberattacks to OT/ICS components continue to grow for modern industrial operations. While current advances in OT/ICS cyber security are impressive, new approaches are needed to gain defensive advantage over already-capable cyber adversaries, to keep up with new OT/ICS technologies, and to serve business risk management needs in increasingly-demanding, competitive environments.  

In all these cases, progress only comes when both IT and OT stakeholders can (1) correctly assess current and emerging risks to industrial operations, (2) correctly assess the strength and benefits of candidate threat mitigation measures, and (3) convince business decision-makers of the correctness of these assessments to commit funds to business process and security modernization initiatives. All three of these cases are essential, but also have their corresponding pitfalls to avoid.