Many organisations use third parties such as contractors and vendors to help streamline and support their operations.
Some smaller organisations use consultants to help with programming and maintaining their PLCs, while many larger organisations connect their process control devices to vendors for 24/7 support and maintenance.
Though greater connectivity comes with gains in productivity, it also adds a new dimension of risk that makes securing ICS networks absolutely critical.
The shift in how industrial networks are operated and maintained makes it crucial for organisations to monitor their infrastructure not only against cyber attacks, but also against system misuse by third parties.
There is also an ever present threat from insiders; including disgruntled employees, human error and network and system misconfiguration, that could affect or lead to disruption of the production process.
Whether or not these threats are malicious they can potentially impact the revenue of an organisation, and this is increasingly drawing attention from the boardroom.
Organisations can mitigate against threats and reduce risk to the production environment by implementing a comprehensive monitoring infrastructure for their ICS network.
An effective monitoring infrastructure helps to detect problems at an earlier stage, mitigate the consequences before any real damage is done, and help to recover more quickly from an incident.
Before selecting and implementing a monitoring solution an organisation must assess the exposure to risk and threat of their network and devices. This is the only way you can be assured that the right solution is being implemented.
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