Digital transformation is accelerating within the manufacturing space with the continued modernization and interconnectedness of the manufacturing environment, the development of the hybrid workforce, and increased pressures to maintain availability in light of more sophisticated cyber threats. Unfortunately, many manufacturing operations are still struggling with aging IT/OT infrastructure that can be difficult to secure and a poorly integrated set of security point products that do not align with the strategic approach expected by board members and C-level executives.
Given this combination of tremendous change coupled with the need for availability and operational resilience, Information Security teams working within manufacturing require a modern approach to security that fits these significant shifts. Zero Trust is a strategic approach to cybersecurity that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust and continuously validating every stage of digital interaction. A modern, holistic approach to security such as Zero Trust enables manufacturing operations to meet these challenges in a proactive manner for higher levels of security, reduced complexity, and increased operational resilience to minimize downtime and disruption to the business.