Organisations are rapidly adopting new IT technologies in their OT environments as they embark on their digital transformation journey. The integration and increased connectivity between the two environments bring about new advantages such as increased productivity, efficiency, operations agility, as well as the ability for management to identify and capture next-generation business opportunities with the use of data analytics.
However, the IT and OT convergence has also brought about new cybersecurity challenges. With more OT devices and networks being connected to the internet, the attack surfaces of organisations have expanded. Consequently, organisations are now more exposed to new threat vectors that could potentially impact their critical OT systems such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI), Process Control Systems, and Safety Systems.