When it comes to cybersecurity, industrial IT—consisting mainly of operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS)—has failed to keep up with development in the enterprise IT world. That’s mostly because industries’ adoption of internet technology has been slower when compared with enterprises.
It would take some time to close the gap, but concerted efforts have already been made to upgrade the security of industrial IT and improve the efficiency of OT and ICS. These are reflected in the emergence of multiple standards and guidelines for the cyber-protection of industrial systems.
Unfortunately, it seems that Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) needs to catch up to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that we all use. What are some of the major considerations for developing industrial cybersecurity standards?