Operational Technology needs protection

Author: CEmarking TEAM | Last edited: 22.05.2020

Industrial Security concerns the protection of a machine or plant against unauthorized access from outside and the protection of sensitive data internally. This includes both explicit attacks and unintentional security incidents.
Standards such as the ISO/IEC 27000 series 'Information technology - Security techniques - Information security management systems' cannot be easily transferred to automation, where the availability of data is paramount - as an essential prerequisite for smooth manufacturing processes.
In order to enable effective security solutions for automation, various organizations are developing appropriate standards. However, these standards only describe partial aspects such as the demarcation between security and safety. Furthermore, they are neither available as a draft nor as an official standard, so they are rather technical references.

For component manufacturers

For system integrators

For operators