In addition to the threats to the Internet of Things (IoT), Operational technologies (OT) and Industrial Communication Systems, and Information Tech infrastructure, the convergence of these tech steams also exponentially increases the risks associated with them.
Businesses are indeed struggling to identify the right model that blends people, processes, and technology convergence to maximize efficiency while minimizing threats and so far this seems to be as elusive as the proverbial holy grail.
- 7 out of 10 businesses we spoke to last year in November had attained some level of operational convergence across technologies but only 2 were addressing the threats arising out of them
- IT-IoT and IT-OT convergence were of concern to most businesses, but they didn’t have enough actionable insights to do something about it
- In the last 6 months, businesses hosting multiple technologies were found to be targeted using unique malware such as those that move laterally
- Overall, convergence was found to degrade the overall cybersecurity posture of an entity significantly
Subex has understood the threats connected with converged environments well. This is why our IoT and OT cybersecurity solution is crafted to address the unique threats that come with convergence involving IoT and OT.
Our suite of offerings also includes cyber deception and security operations center solutions to improve your cybersecurity posture significantly.
If you wish to talk to us to find out more, let us know and we will schedule a discussion at a time of your convenience to give you data points on threats and risks specific to your business and ready to deploy strategies to lend depth to your cybersecurity posture.
Prayukth K V has been actively involved in productizing and promoting cross eco-system collaboration in the emerging tech and cybersecurity domains for over a decade. A marketer by profession and a published author, he has also proposed and promoted critical infrastructure protection strategies that rely on in-depth threat research and deflection strategies to deceive hackers and malware. Having been at the frontlines of cyber securing infrastructure, Prayukth has seen cyberattacks and defence tactics at close quarters.