Industrial automation systems are widespread and strongly affect the operation of businesses. Therefore, OT (operational technology) security is important.
Industrial organizations are rapidly evolving, leveraging the benefits of IT in operational technology (OT) environments to increase their competitiveness in the marketplace. During the digital transformation, connected data analysis systems and mechanisms, SCADA and ICS systems, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and smart sensors are being integrated into the manufacturing process. Increased productivity and data sharing are growing threats to the security of OT systems. Industrial automation solutions often protect our lives, our health, and ensure the continuity of what is essential to the normal functioning of people and businesses (water, electricity, food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.).
Therefore, securing these systems is critical today and should not be underestimated.
Cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent and more severe – leading to significant changes in operational processes. Therefore, data protection regulations are becoming more stringent.