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Real World Cyber Security insights from Industrial Engineering & Power vertical

Strategic Relevance

  • OT Security: Industrial Engineering and Power sectors need to prioritize the security of Operational Technology (OT) systems to protect critical infrastructure and industrial processes.
  • IT Security: The importance of Information Technology (IT) security cannot be overlooked, as interconnected systems and digital networks play a crucial role in the industrial sector.
  • OT-enabled Security Operations Center (SOC): Establishing a dedicated SOC that integrates OT security monitoring and incident response capabilities is essential for proactive threat detection and effective response

Challenges & Opportunities

  • Legacy Systems: The presence of legacy systems in the industrial sector poses a challenge, as these systems may have outdated security protocols and vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.
  • Huge Cost to Upgrade: Upgrading and implementing robust cybersecurity measures can be costly for industrial organizations, requiring careful planning and investment.
  • Supply Chain: Managing cybersecurity risks in the supply chain is critical, as vulnerabilities in third-party systems or components can have a cascading impact on the security of the overall infrastructure.
  • Future Trends OT- enabled SOC: The integration of OT systems into Security Operations Centers (SOCs) will continue to evolve, enabling holistic monitoring and incident response across IT and OT environments.
  • Focus on Security Automation: Automation and artificial intelligence will play a crucial role in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of cybersecurity operations in the industrial sector.
  • Strategic Focus on Cyber: Organizations will increasingly recognize the strategic importance of cybersecurity, aligning it with their business objectives and prioritizing investments in security measures.

Best Practices & Key takeaways

  • Holistic Security Approach: Adopt a comprehensive security approach that addresses both OT and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) / Internet of Things (IoT) environments to ensure end-to-end protection.
  • Integration and Agility: Implement security products that can integrate with existing systems and provide agility in detecting and responding to emerging threats.
  • Supply Chain Security: Place emphasis on securing the supply chain by vetting third-party vendors, implementing security requirements, and conducting regular audits and assessments.
Sanil Nadkarni
Cyber Security Leader
Cummins India

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