Industrial cybersecurity is a critical but still underestimated issue. With the OT, it’s importance grows further.
“While in the IT sector, after years of cyber attacks and security incidents, the issue of cybersecurity now finally plays a central role in the design and management of information systems, in the OT world there is still a lack of cybersecurity awareness. The latter, in fact, pays for a very recent and fast-paced digitization. The IT Security needs of industrial assets and related connection networks have been underestimated so far.
Moreover, the OT world mainly considers security in terms of “safety” rather than cybersecurity. Security in the factory means avoiding accidents at work, keeping workers hands away from the press. But with the progressive adoption of new technologies that were introduced by the Industry 4.0 plan, it is no longer possible to avoid the critical issues of Industrial IT Security.”
“The time has come to give the deserved importance to OT Security.” Maurizio Milazzo, Director Industrial Digital Innovation & OT Security Innovation Manager in Cybertech.
Click here to read the full article written by Renzo Zonin, Industria Italiana.