By Dominic Lyons, a Senior Technical Pre-Sales Network Architect at Tellemachus
Over the last 10 years, we have witnessed massive changes in the embedded Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), DCS and Physical Security (CCTV, access controls and alarms) sectors, with the adoption of IP-capable technologies through the Internet of Things (IoT) and now the Internet of Everything (IoE). However, the mindset of the creators and users of many of these technologies has not always included a coherent focus on securing them against interior and exterior breach. While some of these technologies do contain security features, many are not as developed and robust as those found in the areas of IT and networking. Additionally, the business areas using these technologies are not always accustomed to the high levels of risk associated with connecting these systems to the Internet, thereby neglecting the adoption and application of adequate and appropriate levels of IT/cyber security.