DNP3 – Distributed Network Protocol 3.0 – is the second most-widely used serial communications protocol in Industrial Control Systems (ICS), after Modbus. As EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) mentioned in a 2019 technical update: “it is the most widely used utility communications protocol in North America”
In the past decade, we have seen an alarming increase in attacks on critical energy infrastructure, with cyber incidents occurring across any number of geographies and industries. Common attacks can involve ransomware on a corporation’s Information Technology (IT) network that controls business operations, or a direct attack on a corporation’s Operational Technology (OT) systems that control industrial infrastructure.
If carried out as described, the actions proposed in the American Jobs Plan will help to bolster the cybersecurity posture of American critical infrastructure, however they do not go far enough to address the vast scale and scope of the problem we are facing.
ARLINGTON, Va. – May 18, 2021
Cynalytica Inc. announces the availability of OT OptICS ™ as a Managed Service Platform.
By Richard Robinson, CEO Cynalytica | May 18th, 2021
I am extremely pleased to announce the release and availability of an industry first solution for the safe and secure continuous monitoring and protection of legacy critical industrial controls as a Managed Service Platform, OT OptICS™.
As far as legacy Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are concerned, level 0/1 serial communications monitoring isn’t just about network security; it’s also about utilizing the data as a “first step” to digital transformation.
To anyone working in cybersecurity, it is not news that just about every critical infrastructure industry is significantly behind on their path toward cybersecurity maturity. There continues to be a fundamental friction between the estimation of cyber risk and the short-term thinking of today’s quarterly budgetary decisions.
There are several considerable roadblocks to safe and secure digital transformations efforts in manufacturing, or any industrial application where safety, security and reliability are paramount. At a high-level these areas include: Cybersecurity, Data Integration, and IT/OT interoperability and Integration.
In her recent article in NVTC’s The Voice of Technology online magazine, Jessica Ohnona (Executive Vice President of Data Science and Analytics at Cynalytica) raises important cybersecurity concerns regarding ICS digital transformation.
Cynalytica is pleased to announce the beta release of OT OptICS – an industry first in AI-driven OT cybersecurity.