Cybersecurity Field Guide #11

How to Secure Your Operational Technology (OT)

 

Securing operational technology is an often overlooked, but incredibly important piece of the security posture equation. A better, safer and more resilient OT environment awaits – this guide examines how you can do it.

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March 28, 2023

Cybersecurity advances at a breakneck pace, but in many instances securing the operational technology (OT) landscape is considered low priority or completely overlooked. However, threat actors haven’t forgotten this area of vulnerability and disruptions are on the rise.

 

So, how do you approach your OT security?

 

This field guide overviews:

 

  • How we arrived at the current state of OT security
  • The main OT challenges and who is trying to capitalize on them
  • Building a strong approach to protecting your OT infrastructure

 

Download this guide to explore OT and start thinking about how you can secure your facilities from these vulnerabilities.

 

The Topics and Summaries

The OT Landscape

 

Understanding how we got here and what we are up against is the first step to protecting your OT systems. Learn:

 

  • Why OT is a target for attackers
  • Who’s behind threats to OT infrastructure – not all are considered bad actors…
  • What happens when things break?

Common OT Challenges

 

It’s a perfect storm for hackers: a complex environment using legacy systems and a crumbling airgap. Discover challenges stemming from:

 

  • Procedural and organizational breakdowns
  • Technology and OEM limitations

 A Secure Facility Is a Safe Facility

 

Getting to a safer and more secure facility is possible. We breakdown the key steps to getting OT security started and making it effective.  

 

  • Building a security culture that sticks
  • Getting segmentation and antivirus coverage right
  • Measuring risk to building a roadmap
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Take a Look Inside

 

OT is unsecured and it’s time to take the right steps in order to make a change. Using this field guide, you’ll understand OT security in a way that makes it easy to take on the task of securing your environment and critical processes. This 10-minute read will help you protect your facility uptime, increase safety, fortify resilience and get your OT secured today.

 

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