Want to improve Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and don’t know where to start?
Critical infrastructure organizations have become the new target of choice for hackers and are under the constant threat of cyberattacks.
As modern information systems, mixed legacy and modern operational technology meet, advanced cybersecurity is needed to protect systems, equipment, and data from human error or malicious activity and reduce the attack surface.
Operational risks created by the inherent power of administrative privileges can be dangerous and even life-threatening when it comes to critical infrastructure.
Accessing OT devices may be difficult because they are sometimes installed in remote locations or even harsh environments and could be controlled or maintained by partners or contractors further adding to the risk.
Approving access to OT devices for critical infrastructure could be subject to complex approval procedures. Integrating security tools to strict industrial processes in never easy, hence an agile and efficient tool must be privileged and one which ensures traceability and addresses compliance.
The key challenge that organisations in Critical Infrastructure face when protecting data is how they can manage and protect the data to ensure their core systems, business processes and operations are not disrupted. This is important regardless of where the data is stored because an organisation’s attack surface is defined by its business-critical data.
“Unavailability of critical infrastructure (e.g., electrical power, transportation) can have economic impact far beyond the systems sustaining direct and physical damage.
These effects could negatively impact the local, regional, national, or possibly global economy.” (NIST 4.1.2)
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