Mr. Katsutaka Ishikawa | General Manager of Nagoya Core Systems Division at JTIS.
Operational Technology Solutions FAQ
Information technology (IT) refers to computing technology and resources focused on data. Industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) monitor and control devices and processes of physical operational systems. Protecting critical infrastructure requires understanding the most relevant and recent threats specific to this space, rigorous security testing and threat detection and response across the entire enterprise due to the convergence of the traditional IT environments with OT.
With the convergence of IT and OT environments, ICS/OT systems are more vulnerable to attacks. INCONTROLLER is a recent example of a set of attack tools that were built to target machine automation devices.
Organizations need to take a comprehensive cyber defense approach to protect critical infrastructure. This includes activating technology, services and intelligence to create a strategic plan with tactical actions to mitigate security risks and improve security defenses across different layers of cyber physical systems.