A Frost & Sullivan White Paper: Cybersecurity in the Era of Industrial IoT

February 21, 2017

Discerning implications of cybersecurity in a converged IT-OT environment

The industrial environment is currently passing through a key phase, where digitization and the idea of and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is beginning to pervade all areas of industrial operation. This ongoing change is poised expand the complex security needs in the industrial infrastructures of the future.

Industrial cyber security brings together the principles of safety from the OT environment and the ideals of security from the IT environment.

In an effort to shed light on the evolution of cyber security, Frost & Sullivan has published a new research white paper titled “Cyber Security in the Era of Industrial IoT”. The research attempts to define, identify, and contextualise security needs in a connected enterprise. The paper’s key intent is to indicate how the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) will close the gap between safety and security that currently exists in industrial processes.

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Insights from new policy initiatives, industry use cases, and possible solutions presently available in the market have been leveraged. A significant part of this white paper has been entirely devoted to articulating and exploring the best cyber security approach that industrial customers need to establish within their operating environments. This includes a deep dive into the concept of “defense-in-depth” and its implications for a converged IT-OT environment in the future.

The objective of this research endeavor is to emphasise clearly on why we need to move beyond discussions and approach cyber security as an essential and undeniable condition for a connected enterprise.

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Part of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s (IIC’s) mission is to bring together different viewpoints to share information and find common ground for progress. Frankly, we haven’t encountered a topic more polarizing than cybersecurity. But we believe that understanding the different business and technical drivers behind OT and IT are essential to creating a best practices security framework that will benefit industrial enterprises. 

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Reuters: Hacks Prompt U.S. to Establish New Cybersecurity Agency

Last week, Warren Strobel of Reuters reported that the U.S. government is creating a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats, pooling and analyzing information on a spectrum of risks.

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will be an "intelligence center that will 'connect the dots' between various cyber threats to the nation so that relevant departments and agencies are aware of these threats in as close to real time as possible," the official said on condition of anonymity.

The President has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, Home Depot, Anthem and Target and the federal government itself. He sees it as an area of cooperation with Congress.

The announcement was followed with this Valentine over the weekend: A Kaspersky Lab investigation revealed that a cyber bank theft actually was an attack on more than 100 banks and other financial institutions in 30 nations. That could make it one of the largest bank thefts ever. Conducted by malware, it did not include the usual signs of robbery.

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