The world’s industrial and critical infrastructure is now connected to the Internet -- and it’s completely unprotected against network-based attacks. There are many challenges ahead for securing the Industrial IoT. Organizations responsible for critical infrastructure are hesitant to enable Internet communications to industrial assets because of cybersecurity concerns.
But integrating the “Industrial Internet” can lead to increased visibility into Operational Technology (OT) processes, applications and data. OT data such as Industrial Control Systems (ICS) can be leveraged to prevent disruptions and enhance operational efficiency and continuity.
In this presentation, Francis Cianfrocca will describe Industrial Internet security best practices that can move your organization from vulnerable to secure. The presentation will examine the challenges of IT/OT convergence with real-life stories from the field, describing actual Industrial Internet security projects and lessons learned. These use cases enable benefits such as reduced costs and improved efficiency; protection of field industrial devices from local and Internet-based attack; safe and secure third-party access to local OT/ICS devices and data; and aggregation and analysis of big data to create visibility and insight to operations such as:
Data Centers are particularly vulnerable to cyber-attacks on industry and infrastructure. Today's hackers can shut down businesses and threaten personal safety by remotely accessing building automation systems, HVAC, power generation, fire suppression, access card readers, and so on -- anything with a sensor can be compromised.
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