As more and more devices get connected … as the lines between the plant floor and the office blur … as automation technology and hacker technology evolve and expand … concerns around cyber protection multiply.
As Understanding what is happening is your first step to building a successful protection plan for your industrial system.
While a majority of organizations have cyber security fears, few have been willing to invest in preventive measures. According to a survey by Gartner3, some of the most common reasons for delaying include:
Current data suggests that 3 out of 4 cyber events are due to unintentional human error or accident.4
Whether malicious or mistaken, cyber events put worker safety at risk, shut down production, disrupt public utility services and erase profits.
The lesson? Start now. Start with your most critical assets. Start with auditing where you are today. Start by aligning your IT and OT protocols. Where you start doesn’t matter – just start.