For Better OT/ICS Security, Reduce Your Attack Surface

What are the top three pieces of advice you would give a CISO to make the plant OT/ICS environment more secure from cyber attacks? As a security analyst for industrial control systems and SCADA security, Ayo Folorunso Agunbiade recommends that CISOs take these three steps to protect the plant’s OT/ICS environment against cyber attacks:1. Implement application whitelisting. “Application Whitelisting (AWL) can... Read more

For Better OT Security, Control and Monitor Your Environment

What are the top three pieces of advice you would give a CISO to make the plant OT/ICS environment more secure from cyber attacks? Spencer Wilcox is an experienced ICS security leader who provides strategic direction to teams responsible for protecting the grid. He believes that controlling and monitoring network flows is key to improving ICS security. Wilcox suggests three measures chief information security officers... Read more

In Critical Infrastructure, Safety Comes First

What are the top three pieces of advice you would give a CISO to make the plant OT/ICS environment more secure from cyber attacks? One of the great challenges in securing OT systems in the power generation and distribution industry is the age of system components. “The average lifespan of a typical ICS device is about 30 years,” says Brian Foster, an OT/ICS cybersecurity consultant at... Read more

There Must Be Standard Operating Procedures for the OT Network

What are the top three pieces of advice you would give a CISO to make the plant OT/ICS environment more secure from cyber attacks?Jose Mendez is responsible for formulating and deploying a cybersecurity strategy around the industrial networks in the mining industry. According to Mendez, the mining industry is starting to pay closer attention to OT security, due in part to a kind of “creeping” OT/IT convergence... Read more

OT Security Begins with a Technical Standard of Your Critical Security Elements

What are the top three pieces of advice you would give a CISO to make the plant OT/ICS environment more secure from cyber attacks? Jacob Laas Glass is responsible for integrated operations and ICS security on six offshore oil platforms. As the ICS industry gives more consideration to cybersecurity, vendors must develop a more holistic view. Until then, he has adopted several practices that have greatly... Read more

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