Industrial Control Cybersecurity Europe, September 28th hosted by Tim Harwood, Managing Director, HS and T Consultancy, a veteran of the security world and has been providing information security guidance and expertise to corporate clients, the UK Government and the UK military for over 30 years.
Traditionally, IT and OT teams have been separated by the firewall. However, nowadays with everyone and everything connected to the internet such as theInternet of Things (IoT) in fourth generation SCADA computing and the greater use of COTS in ICS. These two teams, from different technology perspectives need to understand the other’s viewpoint and start talking the same language. IT and OT are completely intermingled in our technology driven global business. Even in terms of simple discussions around ‘Risk Impact’ the IT team may view the worst-case scenario as large loss of data whereas theOT team may consider the worst case as loss of life. Security posture, risks, incident response and recovery are vastly different between the two similar technologies and teams.