Paradigm Shift in OT Security
The history of IT-OT convergence dates to the 1980s. Since decades earlier, engineers have been using computers for automation. However, Industry 4.0 has seen an acceleration in adoption of technology for industrial automation. Cyber-attacks targeting critical infrastructure have also been occurring with regular frequency. In 2021 the number of cyber-attacks that impacted OT have doubled over the preceding year. The increase in complexity and inter dependency of our systems has alleviated the cyber insecurity.
We are still not ahead of the attackers in defending our critical assets. Is there a solution to remediate this situation? There is a need to shift the security mindset and change our behaviour. And operationalize it in our policies and objectives for OT security. The talk will explore the key drivers for OT security and suggest how we can be better prepared to defend our critical assets against cyber-attacks.