How to Protect your Organization with OT Cyber Security

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Implementing an effective operational technology Cyber Security strategy should be a priority for your business. According to a report, around 90% of organizations suffered from an OT breach in 2020. The number looks to grow if companies don’t implement IT security measures to protect sensitive data and their industrial control systems. 

If you don’t have the relevant expertise to implement an OT Cyber Security system, you should consider engaging with an ICS Cyber Security consultant who can assist in the creation and implementation of a secure industrial system. OT includes industrial control systems (ICS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS). Let’s look at how you can protect your company with OT cybersecurity. 

Implement a Robust Program

First and foremost, you need to develop an OT cybersecurity program that includes multi-factor authentication, software updates, malware protection, constant monitoring, data backup and recovery solutions. You can consider getting the help of external industrial Cyber Security services that can strategize and develop a robust program that ensures the safety and security of your industrial systems. 

Review and Update OT Asset Inventory 

After implementing a robust program, you must constantly review and update your OT asset inventory and network diagrams to ensure all systems are working optimally. Document everything and assign relevant risk categories to each aspect. Having a constant and robust review mechanism will keep hackers at bay. 

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Training is Key 

Your employees must also be aware of the latest Cyber Security trends and threats that can derail your industrial control system. Conduct training sessions to provide information on social engineering tactics and OT malware used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to critical systems and infrastructure. 

You should also consider hiring industrial network security advisors who can provide an unbiased and comprehensive review of your existing systems and recommend personalized solutions to improve your existing infrastructure. Working with such experts will ensure that your operational technology, including ICS, SCADA and DCS, is safe. 

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