Cyber Security for Manufacturing
Arcanum’s IEC 62443 experts can help you identify cyber threats and provide assurance for manufacturing operations and technologies.
Smart Manufacturing, Smart Security Solutions
With an annual output of around £183 billion, the UK remains the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world. It is driving the digital revolution in modern manufacturing which is increasingly important for competitiveness, increased productivity, and innovation. This Digital transformation, however, heralds a new era of hyper-connectivity which brings with it rising levels of cyber vulnerability.
More Connectivity, More Risk
Today, the worlds of IT and OT are converging. Advances in technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), big data analytics and the revolutionary impact of Industry 4.0 are systematically allowing the digital information world to see, understand and influence the physical operational world. The interconnected nature of industry 4.0–driven operations and the pace of digital transformation means that cyberattacks can have far more extensive effects than ever before, and manufacturers and their supply networks may not be prepared for the risks.
OT is the Real Target
A cyber-attack on a manufacturing system could have far-reaching and catastrophic financial, environmental, and social effects, as well as threaten the health and safety of employees, customers, and those living near manufacturing sites. Operational Technology systems are no longer a dark art, and malware can be introduced through several ways, the most common being phishing, infected removeable media (such as USBs), vulnerability scanning, and brute force attacks. Once on the IT network attackers can navigate to Operational networks with relative ease risking the safety and integrity of the factory floor.
Downtime can be catastrophic within the manufacturing space, and that operational risk has been exacerbated by challenging global events. As such, a successful cyber-attack has the potential to be seriously disruptive to manufacturing supply chains which are already under pressure. Malicious actors are looking to capitalise on that vulnerability and it’s no surprise that the manufacturing sector has outpaced the finance and insurance sectors in the number of cyber-attacks in recent years.
We are experienced in using all applicable Regulations, Standards and Frameworks
Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF)
NIST SP 800-82: Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security
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