Protecting Plant and Manufacturing Operations from the Expanding Attack Surface

Critical Elements of a Sophisticated Security Architecture Even by the standards of technological change, plant operations and manufacturing organizations are experiencing an unprecedented rate of evolution. Many use supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to keep industrial processes on track. These systems collect data from sensors, then incorporate that data into industrial control systems

OT Cybersecurity Designed for Critical Plant and Manufacturing Operations

5 Actionable Takeaways Organizations are converging their operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) environments for competitive advantages. This greatly increases cyber risk within the OT environment. Having a comprehensive, end-to-end security posture greatly reduces this risk. Plant operations and manufacturing leaders need to consider a security approach that integrates OT and IT security, is

Advanced Threat Protection for Industrial Control Systems and Operational Technology

FortiGuard Industrial Security Service Secures ICS and OT With Application Control and Virtual Patching As digital innovation initiatives dissolve the operational technology (OT) network boundaries, from IT networks (also known as the “air gap”), OT networks have become a target of a growing number of attacks. FortiGuard Labs leverages OT-specific knowledge and the analysis of

Securing Industry 4.0

OT Considerations and Impact The Industry 4.0 initiative includes modernizing operational technology (OT) environments to improve business process efficiency and to provide more data for decision-making by connecting systems that previously were isolated. However, the convergence of these systems comes with significant repercussions in terms of security. Digital transformation and an increasing reliance on data

A Solution Guide to Operational Technology Cybersecurity

This guide reviews how elements of the Fortinet Security Fabric map to security controls in leading cybersecurity regulations, standards, and best practices. It outlines an architectural framework for securing OT—correlated to the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture (PERA)—and suggests actionable next steps in a journey to a desired state for cybersecurity. Finally, a helpful appendix maps

Fortinet Recognized as the Sole Leader in the Westlands Advisory 2023 IT/OT Network Protection Platforms Navigator™

Analyst insights into OT cybersecurity trends and solutions To effectively stop attacks on OT environments, it’s important to have security designed specifically for OT networks. The newly released Westlands Advisory report offers insights into many aspects of securing OT including: The three OT-investment drivers OT’s layered security model Selecting an OT security vendor Fortinet’s profile

Today’s OT Systems Need IT Security Capabilities

Industrial companies need strong OT cybersecurity programs to deal with today’s sophisticated threat environment. Facilities have become prime targets for ransomware and sophisticated nation-state attacks. Insecure IoT devices, cloud connections, and increased use of remote access have exploded the pathways for attacks on critical systems. This ARC report describes the major gaps in today’s OT

Empower Digital Transformation by Protecting Converged IT and OT

Operational technology (OT) networks, which control equipment in critical infrastructures such as utilities and manufacturing assembly lines, have traditionally been kept separate from information technology (IT) networks, which control data in organizations. This ebook identifies and discusses the drivers of IT and OT network convergence. It also highlights the technologies that asset owners should deploy

Causes and Consequences of IT and OT Convergence

Why Security Must Cover the Entire Attack Surface Until recently, operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) had completely different purposes and were on separate, independent networks. But digital transformation (DX) is forcing the merger of the networks to reduce costs, increase productivity, and gain or maintain competitive advantage. A growing number of sectors are