Industrial Control Systems (ICS) have evolved over the years and now have a lot in common with traditional IT systems.
Low-cost Ethernet and IP devices are replacing older, proprietary technology, which opens up new possibilities to improve connectivity and remote access.
However, it also increases vulnerability to cyberattacks and incidents since the system is no longer segregated.
Due to the nature of ICS, they differ from other IT systems.
A compromised system can cause severe damage to the environment, incur substantial financial and production losses, and negatively impact an entire nation.
The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an organization that strives to identify ICS vulnerabilities and provide mitigation strategies, has recorded similar growth trends between new vulnerabilities found in IT systems and ICS.
As a result, implementing an ICS security policy has become necessary, but securing an ICS can be challenging.
There are many aspects to consider, but security must not hinder operations.
This blog post will look at how an ICS can be compromised, why implementing a robust security policy is important, and how NXLog can be part of your strategy.