Press Releases
Why is OT Security So Important?

, 19 July 2018 -- OT (Operational Technology) networks have a crucial role to play in production, emergency services, defense, critical infrastructure, financial systems, food and agriculture, and more.

OT (Operational Technology) networks have a crucial role to play in production, emergency services, defense, critical infrastructure, financial systems, food and agriculture, and more. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, as well as industrial control systems (ICS), are included in OT networks and devices. They can be positioned anywhere, e.g. outside chemical plant managing valves and switches, inside an automated manufacturing floor or even out in the arctic supervising oil and gas pipelines.

OT systems usually do simple but essential tasks, like supervising a valve and closing it when a specific value is set. Because of this, they can go on doing their tasks for years with only a little change. This also means that they sometimes even run on outdating operating systems and old hardware using homegrown applications.

Traditionally OT systems have been kept isolated from IT networks and are also usually owned, handled and operated by a separate team inside an organization. This is because OT systems usually perform supervising and managing the extremely sensitive processes linked to critical infrastructure. Another notable thing is that these systems can be super delicate. Even a harmless thing like an active system scan can make these devices fail. Such failure or compromise can cause serious though not disastrous outcomes.

OT security needs an incorporated approach that involves recognizing assets, recognizing and separating susceptible or compromised devices, setting user identity as well as Role-Based Access Controls, encrypting communications, establishing susceptibility identification as well as patch management protocols, installing ruggedized devices where required, securing industrial IoT devices, ensuring compliance with standards like FERC, ISO 27001, ISA-99, IEC-62443 and NERC v5, actively supervising lateral traffic, segmenting OT systems and devices and employing active behavioral analytics.

OT visibility and security is essential for being able to provide food, water, energy, pharmaceuticals and other services to consumers without any hindrance. This also means that security cannot come in between making these things possible and tools that do this can be bypassed or ignored.

Doing this needs a security approach that surpasses traditionally isolated and separate security devices. OT networks can occupy huge expanses of real estate and span various network segments. Security needs wide, automated and integrated security systems that can detect and respond to threats instantly, anywhere throughout the extended network.

The ROI on OT or SCADA security should be constantly weighed against the costs of being unable to manufacture an end product in a circumstance of the disastrous cyber incident.

# # #

Submitted by thenewsgiraffe on Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 10:58 PM
Category: Business
Related News

Outcrop Gold Provides Corporate Update
Monday, 22 Apr 2019

Play Online Lottery
Monday, 22 Apr 2019

The way to jailbreak Nintendo Switch
Monday, 22 Apr 2019

Autologous Stem Cell and Non-Stem Cell Based Therapy Market Size and Forecast by 2024
Monday, 22 Apr 2019

Benefits of Listing within a Local Business Directory
Monday, 22 Apr 2019

Related Events

Transformational CISO Assembly in Nashville - April 2019
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

Health And Benefits Leadership Conference 2019.
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

Oil and Gas Supply Chain Compliance
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

CRU World Aluminium Conference 2019
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

West Africa Fertilizer Forum
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

Latest News

Infection Surveillance Solutions Market Current Trends and Future Aspect Analysis 2024
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

Proton Radiotherapy Systems Market Latest Trends, Demand and Analysis 2024
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

Carlos P Gonzalez Law: Your Leading Abogado Criminalista Miami for DUI Related Charges
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

Urology Surgery Supplies Market Current Trends and Future Aspect Analysis 2017 - 2025
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

Coma Treatment Devices Market Key Manufacturers, Development Trends And Competitive Analysis 2024
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

Want to get your press releases, event listings, and job ads on Scoopasia? Register now for a FREE account or login if you already have one!
Scoopasia v1.0b. Copyright © 2019
Today is Tuesday, 23 April 2019

About Scoopasia | FAQ | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Press Releases
Event Listings
Job Listings
Arts & Entertainment
Architecture & Construction
Automotive & Travel
Consumer Technology
Enterprise Technology
Food & Fashion
Government & Policy
Health Care & Medical
News & Media
Science & Research
Sports & Fitness
Login / Register
Get Scoopasia through RSS Feeds & Email Notifications!

Journalist's Toolbox
Hello journalist, welcome to Scoopasia--a powerful online resource for media information in Asia. Scoopasia has press releases and media events for every beat and industry. All content on Scoopasia is 100% FREE. You don't even need to login!

  • Scoop Line
    (Instant Information Request)
    The easiest way to ask questions and request information from the PR community.

  • Advanced Search
    Drill down, dig deep, for media information the way you want it.

  • Journalist's Resources
    Resources and tools you can't do without.

  • PR Tools
    Scoopasia Blog Search
    Search the largest handpicked collection of Asia's most prominent and influential blogs.

  • PR Bookmarks
  • Web 2.0 Bookmarks
  • Media Bookmarks

    More Coming Soon...

  • Upcoming Events
  • 3rd Annual NASH Summit | April 22-25, 2019 | Boston, MA
  • Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit
  • European NeoAg Summit 2019
  • 46th IOP Plasma Physics Conference, Loughborough, UK
  • Transformational CISO Assembly in Nashville - April 2019

  • Latest Jobs
    Sorry, there are currently no entries posted here.