Up until the 2000s, industrial systems and networks were immune to cyber threats, they were not networked via IP addresses and mostly used proprietary protocols.
With Industry 4.0, all industrial plants, such as renewable power plants, energy dispatching stations and manufacturing plants, have been the protagonists of important changes.
The growing interconnection between industrial electronic devices and communication networks, exposes the industrial environment to the threats of cyberspace and companies to the potential risks of disruption as a result of cyber attacks.
Unsurprisingly, regulations mandating the critical national infrastructure’s adoption of security measures, capable of ensuring resilience of their provided services, have been enacted.
It’s crucial to know what to protect before you start protecting!
For years, Vendors has been the only ones that know the characteristics of assets in the industrial sites. This lack of visibility on where these critical assets reside naturally leads to an inability to protect the same assets.
Asset visibility is the starting point for any security activity, therefore, Bip CyberSec has developed a significant proven methodology to carry out the Technical Inventory activity.
Therefore, how do organisations improve visibility of their assets and so help ensure resilience and regulatory compliance within the critical infrastructure sector?