As industrial and business systems become more and more connected, they also become more exposed to vulnerabilities. The digital revolution is forcing IT and OT to integrate, meaning that we have seen a rise in destructive malware attacks against manufacturing and energy and utilities organisations, fuelled by this IT/OT convergence and a proliferation of remote access to OT. Convergence of OT and IT is not a new concept, but in the current global climate is as important as ever with a much more distributed and fragmented workforce.
- Where to start and focus with converged OT and IT systems?
- What are the common vulnerability points in converged structures?
- How to mitigate risks in converged structures?
- The ‘people element’ within converged IT and OT to consider?