Cyber attacks frequently target industrial networks. To optimize the security of your industrial network, both IT and OT personnel have to take responsibility for industrial cybersecurity. Additionally, the approach taken to protect your industrial network will differ from methods used to protect an enterprise network as the priority, focus, protection target and environmental conditions can differ greatly in each of these networks. While an enterprise network will focus on confidentiality, data integrity, Windows computers & servers and an air conditioned environment, an industrial network looks at availability, zero tolerance for control process downtime, industrial legacy devices and extreme temperatures, vibrations and shocks. A comprehensive understanding of industrial cybersecurity allows you to take a holistic approach to protect your networks.
Things to Know When Implementing Industrial Cybersecurity:
- Industrial control systems cannot endure downtime even for a few seconds
- The legacy devices used on industrial networks often do not have extensive security features, which creates weaknesses and potential vulnerabilities
- Industrial control systems often contain a wide variety of operating systems and devices from different vendors. When it comes to security measures, there is no unified way to enhance security
Moxa takes the needed holistic approach to cybersecurity for industrial networks. They offer rugged products that have enhanced security features and network management software that allows you to view the security status of your network.