Industrial Systems: An Easy Target for Cyber Attacks
The industrial sector is one that never sleeps, and can’t afford to. In addition to the unique challenge of operating physical installations that must run nonstop, industrial systems must also contend with the delicate balance of keeping facility costs low and availability high. And, until recently, priority has been placed on the availability and safety of equipment.
However, industrial systems have become increasingly connected to IT systems. They are integrated to manage production, scheduling, or remote access. Because of these recent integrations, previously irrelevant security issues are now major vulnerabilities, threatening the security of equipment, production lines, and organizations.
Take back control over ICS and SCADA systems by utilizing privileged access management (PAM).
4 Key Industrial Security Objectives
Ensure compliance with cybersecurity regulations to meet standards and avoid fines
(NIS Directive, LPM, ISO 27001, NERC CIP, NIST SP-800-82...)
Ease of Use
Provide easy management tools for handling remote access for external service providers and remote workers
Simplified integration capabilities to connect robust IT-OT PAM security into existing security environments
Support operational maintenance whether on-site or remotely and ensure service continuity without disruption
WALLIX and Schneider Electric: Partners in Protecting Industrial IoT
Industrial Privileged Access Management
- Optimize configurations with the auto-discovery of all privileged Windows and Linux accounts.
- Control and protect access to equipment, PLCs, and fieldbuses by utilizing credential management and advanced permissions to connect to certain equipment with defined frequency.
- Apply a granular connection policy for internal and external users.
- Secure and manage the automatic rotation of passwords and SSH keys on the ICS, including passwords belonging to remote users.
- Use industrial applications that embed hard-coded credentials.
- Isolate critical systems by controlling access to bounce servers.
- Automatically alert the IT department, operational technology officers, and security management team in real-time to detect, react, and stop an ongoing attack in its tracks. This automatic functionality keeps disruption and potential damage to a minimum for the organization.
- Log and record all privileged user connections, plus take advantage of real-time audits and comprehensive reporting