Cybersecurity diagnosis in industrial environments requires a degree of specialization different from that of a standard IT environment, since efforts need to be focused more on guaranteeing data availability rather than confidentiality. This is an environment where technologies and life cycles are different, and for this reason, it is important to rely on a supplier with qualified personnel, a global vision of the environment and the experience necessary to combine the appropriate technology with the necessary security policies and procedures for risk reduction.
Our services are focused on designing a security plan that increases protection without increasing complexity of management, focusing on a solution that best integrates into the architecture to protect. We tailor security measures to the requirements of the environment, protecting against threats and applying an experience-based service to contain targeted attacks in industrial automation and process control environments. Attacks on industrial operations have focused on industrial devices. These devices have been designed to carry out certain repetitive actions 24 hours a day and aren’t usually designed with cybersecurity in mind. Current technological advances have given these devices network interconnectability, making them a threat to themselves and the functions they were designed for. In a factory, we can find many types of software from many types of suppliers; in addition, we are going from non-updated systems to live systems that are interconnected with other networks due to the integration of recent years. This means that factories are open to new attack vectors that can be exploited, a situation that can lead to system unavailability.
As interconnected environments grow, so do the risks of security incidents.
Years ago, networks that weren’t connected to public networks were considered “secure.“ Today, these networks are interconnected with other corporate networks, making it a challenge to keep them secure. Production process availability in industrial environments is an essential factor in ensuring optimal operations; an effort must be made in applying necessary protection measures to adapt to the current security paradigm and guarantee continuity without adding latency to the process.
Threats to industrial environments are growing rapidly, which has caused industrial engineers to seek protection for their systems as well as consider the deployment of a security strategy.
Industrial environment security is the strategic pillar of otpoint. Our services are centered on designing a security plan that increases protection without increasing complexity of management, focusing on a solution that best integrates into the architecture to protect. We adapt the security measures to the requirements of the environment, protecting it from threats and applying our experience-based services for the containment of attacks on automated industrial environments and process control.