- May 03, 2021
Automation 2021: OT/ICS Cybersecurity
OT/ICS Cybersecurity The future is here when it comes to connected plants, smart factories and Industry 4.0/Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies, but securing today’s industrial control system (ICS) networks is no small thing. Operational technology (OT) systems are very different from the automation networks of 10 years ago, and while the many IT systems and IIoT devices bring huge benefits to critical infrastructure and industrial organizations, they also bring new cybersecurity challenges.
This edition of AUTOMATION 2021 shows you strategies and solutions for securing OT/ICS networks. Discover a useful security framework that presents information in matrices arranged by attack stages, how to use a risk assessment to start securing OT systems, and even how better management of code and configuration changes can reduce risk. Case studies examine how great strides in productivity and cost control in the oil and gas industry can be achieved with cloud computing and secure open technology platforms, as well as how edge programmable industrial controllers can work with connectivity options like OPC UA and secure gateway server functions to create secure automated packaging lines.
-Renee Bassett, Chief Editor