Organizational and technical security checks are intended to protect plants against various types of cyber attack and abuse of assets, especially DoS attacks, mass malware and targeted ransomware attacks.
From a security perspective, the challenge lies in having a networked OT infrastructure of ultramodern systems running alongside machines that are 20 to 30 years old. While attackers have so far concentrated their efforts on office IT, we can assume that in future they will target OT as well. In any case, systematic management of OT security risks is highly recommended.
This Whitepaper will outline what is necessary and what actions can be taken to protect the operational technology.