OT Security Blog Articles
Insights on Resilience, Vulnerability Management, and More
When you have spent some time in operations technology in the last decade, it is practically impossible that you hadn’t been informed about cyber risk: The risk of falling victim to evil hackers who have no problem messing up your vulnerable-ridden OT infrastructure...
In our previous blog post, we explored how OTbase Asset Management Software helps you match CVE data to your devices. Today, we're diving into another powerful feature of OTbase Asset Inventory: Quick Search. As demonstrated in this video tutorial, Quick Search is the...
Fact is that oftentimes the chances that an asset owner’s investment in ICS Detection technology and related services easily exceeds the damage that could reasonably be expected from a cyber-physical attack.
In the world of Operational Technology (OT), we find several orders of magnitudes more vulnerabilities than in IT. Therefore, vulnerability identification and management becomes a much more challenging task that requires a dedicated tool. Vulnerability matching is one...
Several other engineering use cases are just as important, if not more so. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the engineering use cases OTbase addresses and explain why they’re just as crucial as managing common security use cases.
Why Engineers Need to Move Away from Excel: The Case for Automated Discovery and Inventory of OT Assets
Automated inventory solutions can provide real-time visibility, accuracy, scalability, and compliance, which are essential for modern OT environments’ complex requirements. By automating the inventory process, engineers can free up time to focus on other critical tasks, improve accuracy, and reduce the risk of security incidents.
By following these basic principles, organizations can effectively manage their operational technology assets, ensure their reliability and security, and optimize the performance of their industrial processes.
A single vulnerability can cause substantial damage to critical infrastructure and result in significant security breaches. However, managing OT vulnerabilities is not always a simple process. It can be intimidating, especially when performed manually. Therefore, OT vulnerability management must be automated to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
In the current digital era, the manufacturing and oil and gas industries extensively rely on technology to increase efficiency and productivity. However, as technological dependence increases, so does the risk of cyber attacks and security breaches. For the success of these industries, an effective operational technology (OT) asset inventory is essential.