Cyber attacks on the industrial sector continue to intensify. Digital transformation and the consequent erosion of IT-OT segregation has created new attack vectors for threat actors. The OT threat landscape is now dominated by what Sygnia calls “industrial grade ransomware”: attacks on the IT infrastructure of the industrial enterprise that put its operational technology at risk.
Entities operating converged IT-OT infrastructure need to manage not only the financial implications of a breach, but also risks to business continuity, reliability, and safety. Proactive resilience enhancement needs to be embedded in an organization’s operational strategy.