Cyber Security for Manufacturing

Arcanum’s IEC 62443 experts can help you identify cyber threats and provide assurance for manufacturing operations and technologies.

David Cox, Senior Manager – OT Compliance & Cyber Security Britvic says:

“We’ve been thrilled by the strength of the working relationship we’ve built with Arcanum Cyber Security over the last two years. Their attention to detail, flexibility and willingness to work around our individual requirements has been essential to the smooth running of this security project.

“We continue to have an excellent relationship with the Arcanum team and are building our cyber roadmap over the coming years to ensure our OT security remains at the highest standard possible.”

Read full Britvic Case Study here.

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.

Maintaining Operations

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)

ISA/IEC 62443

NIST SP 800-82: Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security

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