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Securing your systems: Comprehensive OT Site Assessment for industrial cyber resilience
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OT Site Assessment to address cybersecurity risks
As industrial control systems become more connected, they also become more exposed to cyber threats. The consequences of a cyberattack could negatively affect the organization’s efficiency, continuity, and even safety. Addressing these risks is essential for organizations looking to protect their Industrial Control Systems (ICS).
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Risks of Attacks on ICS and SCADA systems
Cyberattacks on ICS and SCADA systems can impact the safety, availability, and reliability of systems, operations, and value chains leading to catastrophic consequences. Organizations that are potentially impacted by these consequences are located in various industries, including but not limited to electric power, water, nuclear, manufacturing, infrastructure, transport (railways, ports, and airports), and oil & gas (upstream, midstream, downstream).
Organizations within these industries have a variety of concerns such as cyberattacks that could cause damage to reputation, shareholder confidence, environment, or cause system outage, loss of production, injury, or even loss of life. Organizations therefore must assess if they have the right mitigations in place to sustain ICS security. While IT and OT have been increasingly convergent over the years, a gap in understanding and solid practice between OT and IT security tends to remain. This critical skills gap contributes to security vulnerabilities, which are often overseen but must be identified and addressed appropriately.
What is an OT Site Assessment?
An OT Site Assessment is a crucial evaluation process performed to determine the security level of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and SCADA systems, which are vulnerable to cyberattacks.
These attacks can severely affect the safety, availability, and reliability of systems and operations. This can potentially lead to catastrophic outcomes, such as damaged reputation, environmental harm, system outages, production loss, injury, or even loss of life.
Secura's OT Site Assessment helps organizations ensure they have adequate mitigation strategies against cyber threats. Aligned with international standards like IEC 62443, NIST SP 800-82, and ALARP, it involves site visits, system architecture reviews, and expert consultations to identify and address security weaknesses.
The Deliverables of an OT Site Assessment
A detailed OT site assessment report will be delivered with all identified risks, each with an explanation and recommendation. All findings are given a qualitative risk rating. Secura follows a standard risk rating system which can be adjusted based on your organization. Not only are the risks to the ICS identified, but areas to sustain are also included in the report indicating the security strengths of the facility in scope.
Cyber-physical attack scenarios are outlined by giving a detailed description of how an attacker could potentially target the specific site in scope. Cyber-physical attack scenarios could encompass all functional requirements of IEC 62443.
Your Insights from the Assessment
The results of the OT Site Assessment presented by Secura will provide you with the following insights:
- How effective the implemented OT security controls are
- How these risks are mapped to relevant parts of the IEC 62443 requirements
- Were improvements might be required, including our recommendations.
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IEC 62443 functional requirements
OT Site Assessment Areas
Identification and authentication control
Assessing the inherent cyber resilience of your organization both on an architectural and configuration level.
Restricted data flow
Timely response to events
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Threat Modeling for Industrial Control Systems
VAPT, Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing, provides insight into the cyber resilience of your IT and OT networks. Cybersecurity testing in industrial environments requires a specialized approach due to different risks and threat models within OT. We know. Learn about different VAPT approaches in OT.
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Secura is a leading cybersecurity expert. Our customers range from government and healthcare to finance and industry worldwide. Secura offers technical services, such as vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and red teaming. We also provide certification for IoT and industrial environments, as well as audits, forensic services and awareness training. Our goal is to raise your cyber resilience.
Secura is a Bureau Veritas company. Bureau Veritas (BV) is a publicly listed company specialized in testing, inspection and certification. BV was founded in 1828, has over 80.000 employees and is active in 140 countries. Secura is the cornerstone of the cybersecurity strategy of Bureau Veritas.