5 overlooked cloud migration security issues and how to avoid them Moving services and data to the cloud does have its benefits. But argues Lee Painter, security expert and CEO of Hypersocket Software, there are some key factors not to be overlooked to ensure a successful migration. There a meme that’s been working its wayRead More
All the terminology is daunting. Whether, Operational Technology (OT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or Internet of Things (IoT), it’s important for the C-suite of executives to understand the differences and find a way to maintain the accessibility of these technologies while complying with local regulations.
One greatest common denominator behind all of these technologies is the important and increasing role that Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are having on these technologies. But before we go there, let’s spend a little more time discussing the differences between each technology.
In many ways, the pressure is on the shoulders of the owners of these technologies. Hackers and cyber-attackers can afford to be wrong a million times a day, while industrial and manufacturing organizations wrong only once stand to lose revenue, compromise lives and damage the environment.
Without proper cybersecurity controls in place, Organizations with these technologies are vulnerable to attack and vulnerable to compliance issues from strict regulatory requirements. In sectors like oil and gas, which employ mostly Operational Technology (OT), chemicals, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing, organizations build SCADA to rely predominantly on its accessibility and integrity of data. The reading from a pressure valve, for example, has to been easy for engineers to get to, and the number it displays must be accurate. Failure to do so can at best cost a company a lot of money and at worst cause people to get hurt, or could harm the environment.Read More