Safely Enabling Operational Technology Modernization


 


 

Safely Enabling Operational Technology Modernization

The evolution of operational technology, or OT, to more efficient, scalable and cost-effective architectures, such as “Industry 4.0,” “Smart OT,” Manufacturing 4.0” and “Industrial IoT,” presents a new set of cybersecurity risks, which, if not managed properly, could be exploited by malicious actors and threaten operational uptime and safety. For many owner-operators, like yourself, avoiding or deferring OT modernization is not an option. You must find ways to safely roll out your OT transformation initiatives to get the most out of your assets.

The adoption of a cybersecurity platform that is as capable as the “smart” industrial control systems, or ICS, they protect is a key part of a safe enablement strategy for operational technology that simultaneously leverages advanced IT technologies and increased IT-OT connectivity, while delivering protections against advanced cyberthreats in a manner that supports the high uptime and safety requirements of ICS/SCADA.

 
 

 

 

 

9 Key Capabilities of the 21st Century ICS Cybersecurity Platform

Whether it is a retrofit of an existing plant or a completely greenfield deployment empowered by newer mobile, IoT, virtualized and public cloud technologies, the ICS cybersecurity platform must be able to provide OT-specific situational awareness and protections. It must also secure the entire converged IT-OT infrastructure from rapidly evolving threats, and be both flexible and scalable enough to accommodate different levels of modernization and topologies.

 

 

 

Customer Case Studies

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Murrumbidgee Irrigation

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The Lines Company

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Warren Rogers

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ICS Cybersecurity Platform From Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks® offers the Next-Generation Security Platform, which safely enables Operational Technology modernization, while supporting its specific application, performance, availability and robustness requirements. It can be applied across the different levels of a “smart” OT facility in both controlled and harsh environments to provide granular ICS traffic visibility, serve as a conduit to enforce a Zero Trust policy, and secure the network and endpoints from advanced threats.

SCADA and Industrial Control Systems Industry Solution Brief

Get an overview of how Palo Alto Networks security platform can help protect your critical assets and enable a least privilege access control model in your control networks.

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PA-220R

Listen to Dax Choksi, as he introduced our new Industrial Next-generation Firewall for Harsh Environments.

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Hands-On IT and OT experience

Hands-On Workshop

Practice securing ICS environments via an instructor-led cybersecurity hands-on workshop, or HOW, for ICS.

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Security Lifecycle Review

Set up a Security Lifecycle Review, or SLR, assessment and get your personalized report identifying which applications and risks exist in your ICS.

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Proof of Concept

Request a customized Proof-of-Concept Evaluation of our next-generation firewall, including the PA-220R industrial NGFW.

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Technical Use Cases

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Securing Legacy, Flat Networks with VLAN Insertion

Case studies on the Target® and recent Ukraine electrical grid attacks indicate that these attacks were containable or preventable with proper network segmentation.

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Secure Remote Access to ICS

This white paper discusses how remote access can be supplied to both greenfield and brownfield deployments in an automation network.


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Securing Endpoints in ICS with Traps

How do owner-operators of ICS/SCADA systems prevent targeted and zero-day attacks from exploiting software vulnerabilities within their ICS and SCADA networks?

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Electric Transmission Data Networks

This NERC CIP use case provides a high-level reference design for network security in electric transmission data networks.

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Ecosystem for Industrial Cybersecurity

Our growing list of partners for ICS/SCADA includes large multinational ICS vendors and integrators of ICS cybersecurity. Visit our NextWave Partner page to see our complete and updated list.


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