2016 saw cyber criminals continue to become ever smarter, more efficient and increasingly successful at penetrating industrial networks. Industrial control systems (ICS) operators reported more security incidents to their governing authorities than in any year to date. In this video, we talk to cyber security experts about the biggest problems they perceive in the arena now and in the near future, for the critical infrastructure that underpins so much of daily life.
The number of cyber attacks is on the rise and Industrial Control Systems must be secured, in order for global organisations to avoid suffering real, physical damage.
Ahead of the ICS Cyber Security conference, more than 350 experts from all around the world have answered our recent survey and shared their views on the nature of the cyber threat, implementing solutions and in what time frame and their thoughts on the through-life support offered by the industry.
Cyber security solutions are in place for industrial control systems, and yet the gap between OT and IT is not addressed, leaving a risk for organisations' cyber security. The challenge now is to mitigate it, by improving the communication between these two departments and assess who is liable for the cyber security.
Ahead of ICS Cyber Security 2018, we had the opportunity to discuss with Andy Oliver, current Project Manager for OT Cyber Security at a major pharma company and speaker at the event, on the need for a OT/IT convergence and what strategy organisations need to implement to ensure the digital safety of their organisation.