Modern-day industrial operations often span complex IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) infrastructures. In a very standard environment, thousands of devices exist and are increasingly being connected via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This creates new challenges in securing industrial environments specifically by making cybersecurity threats even more difficult to detect, investigate and remediate.
Many pundits and experts in the field say that it is not an issue of “IF” but rather a matter of “WHEN” a security incident occurs. Bringing the IT and OT worlds into the same orbit will help ensure that when an incident occurs, the organization can weather the storm and in fact thrive amid the chaos.