Security Awareness Is Key To ICS Cybersecurity
- OT engineers need to see security as a threat to operational continuity in order to take it seriously.
- When plants connect to enterprise networks, OT engineers are often unaware of the risk, and IT people are often unaware of the connections, or they do not know how to evaluate the risks, or both.
“Part of our risk is coming from the connection of some of our plants to the enterprise network.”
As chief information security officer (CISO) for industrial control systems at Total Marketing and Services, Christophe Rey-herme is in charge of industry and cybersecurity for roughly 300 plants around the globe. A major part of his responsibilities is to increase his colleagues’ security awareness and then to assist them in improving security for the business as a whole.