Bring IT and OT Networks Together, Securely
Unlike in other regulated industries, cybersecurity in manufacturing is focused on protecting intellectual property (IP) such as proprietary designs and formulas found in CAD files and source code. Safeguarding that information from malicious insiders, external hackers, and state-sponsored espionage is critical to ensuring that digital information can be accessed securely throughout the supply chain.
The manufacturing cybersecurity landscape is further evolving with the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile workers, and the accompanying trend of merging manufacturers’ Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) networks. And as you seek to unify IT and OT networks, you also run the risk of exposing your production resources to new threats. The convergence of these two networks – everything from email and office applications, to systems for automobile production and chemical manufacturing – requires a distributed and deeper level of security.