IT / OT Systems

Affected systems are not reduced to IT only. More and more Operational Technologies (OT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are hit. Cybercriminals, terrorists or other groups are capable of getting access to a plant’s control system in order to endanger the plant, the environment, the people or simply to demand ransom from the plant owner.

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are particularly vulnerable. These systems are often outdated (end of life products) and operated without regular software patching, which means an end-user protection by software may not be possible. Also, the usage of IT components in OT opens the gates for attackers, if they are not protected and hardened wisely.

Incidents may either be the result of a targeted attack or simply occur as a “collateral damage” by an undirected global malware like “Petya” or “WannaCry”. More than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries were infected and “Petya” was also detected in the Ukrainian nuclear power plant Chernobyl.

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