Securing industrial IoT passwords

If the networked kit needs to work for 10 years, you need to think policy. Operations technology (OT) is the term given to all those environments in industry, transport, automotive, city and utilities that – before industrial IoT – had been largely isolated from the outside world and, thus, protected from intruders.

Brexit or no Brexit,  the UK is implementing an EU policy on the security of such systems via the Networks and Information Systems Directive, so securing OT is a necessity.

Privileged access management provider Osirium has partnered with aviation, rail and car cyber-security specialist Razor Secure to build and deliver a range of systems targeting industrial IoT applications including unattended operations, power and water plants, weather stations, manned and unmanned vehicles and other systems that could themselves be used as a gateway for “bad stuff” to hop onto a network.

The target market for this partnership is systems “designed well before deployment” and “required to operate for 10 years or more.”

The pair said Razor Secure’s machine learning algorithm would be used to hunt for process anomalies in endpoint security together with Osirium’s system administrator Privileged Access Management (PAM) for secure passwords, workflow and robotic process task automation.

See The Register Article

Evolution of factory security for Industry 4.0

Stuart Traynor @sttrayno @CiscoUKI will be talking about the Evolution of factory security for Industry 4.0  at the Secure IoT conference. The digitisation of manufacturing, or Industry 4.0 as it is commonly known, is driving manufacturing organisations to rapidly adopt new technologies including, Robotics, Industrial IoT, Mobility, Collaboration and Analytics to help drive efficiency within their processes. Unfortunately, more devices and connections also open the door to new cyber-security risks, and previous generations of industrial control systems were not conceived with security or the IP connectivity needed in mind.

Traditional guidance to create air gapped and siloed networks is no longer relevant in today’s world which needs to make use of the data generated on the factory floor. This session looks to explore how cyber-security is evolving in order to allow organisations to effectively adopt Industry 4.0 whilst maintaining the required level of security. It will dicuss two case studies (large enterprise and SMB) to explore the different challenges and approaches required to evolve security in the manufacturing environment.

Stuart is a Solutions Architect within Cisco UKI Technology Office with a focus on working with  manufacturing customers as they look move towards Industry 4.0.