WHAT IS OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SECURITY?
Operational technology (OT) describes environments comprising of Industrial Control Systems (ICS). These include Industrial Automated Control Systems (IACS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Process Control Networks (PCN). Cyber risks pertaining to these environments pose a great threat to all of us. The ramifications of cyber-attacks in these domains could lead to calamitous and catastrophic outcomes.
WHY IS OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SECURITY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR ORGANISATION?
OT has a high inherent risk as compared to IT systems due to weak access control across physical & logical regions, high functionality-dependent design principles, and complexity of personnel involved in various project stages.
Various vulnerabilities have been exploited by hackers worldwide, resulting in loss of public reputation, equipment damage, leakage of sensitive data and information, and even the lives of citizens. Typical contributing factors of vulnerabilities are:
- Complex Off-Boundary Connectivity
- Low or No Authentication
- Insufficient Cyber Security Awareness
- Low Regulatory Framework
- Complex Supply Network
- Use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Components and Systems
- WHO IS OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SECURITY FOR?
- Critical Infrastructure such as Power, Water treatment, Aviation, Maritime and Transportation are some examples of where Operational Technology form the backbone of their operations.
TÜV SÜD IS A GLOBALLY TRUSTED OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SECURITY PROVIDER
TÜV SÜD’s experts have a wealth of experience working with clients on complying OT system with regulatory and industry best standards. We have previously worked with Singapore regulatory agencies (CSA/EMA/PUB), and also collaborate with standards bodies SAC and ESG SDO on CCOP and other cyber security frameworks & industry standards. TÜV SÜD can bridge the gap between CII operators and regulatory agencies as we have a strong understanding of what CSA and sectorial CII regulators are looking for in terms of the CCOP compliance.
TÜV SÜD’S OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SECURITY SERVICES
Organisations can secure OT with:
Security Design Study
System Hardening Benchmarks
Vulnerability Scan and Penetration Test
Incident Response Plan
Business Recovery Plan
CCoP Compliance Audit
Multi Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) Audit
Cybersecurity Awareness Training
YOUR BUSINESS BENEFITS
Minimise risk – and ensure that your systems are secure by maintaining compliance with the requirements.
Improve continuity – by leveraging on our expertise.
Enhance productivity – by being proactive rather than reactive to reduce the time for system restore.