While companies are tapping into the opportunities that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has to offer, digitalization has become a key initiative for industries. Digitalization has allowed the industrial control system (ICS) landscape to develop quickly in recent years. Originally, ICS networks were physically isolated and almost immune to cyberattacks. However, recently, there has been a rise in the sophistication of cyber attacks, which has prompted everyone from IT to OT personnel to produce solutions that enhance industrial cybersecurity. Thus, understanding industrial cybersecurity requirements will help companies mitigate cybersecurity risks. Read on to learn more.

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Vast Differences Between IT and OT

IT IT OT OT

No. 1 Priority

Confidentiality

Availability

Focus

Data integrity is key

Control processes cannot tolerate downtime

Protection Target

Windows computers, servers

Industrial legacy devices, barcode readers

Environmental Conditions

Air-conditioned

Extreme temperatures, vibrations and shocks

Case Studies

With over 30 years of experience in industrial networking, Moxa draws on this expertise to help customers build secure networks by offering protection for PLCs, SCADA systems, factory networks, and remote access. Download the case studies to learn more.

  • Protect PLCs and SCADA
  • Protect Factory Networks
  • Secure Remote Access

Customer: Oil & Gas Service Company

Challenges

High-capacity oil and gas pipelines are very volatile and often span thousands of kilometers. The pump stations along the pipeline are equipped with analyzers and PLCs. The company found it challenging to maintain a secure and stable network connection between the stations and the remote SCADA system because the PLCs and I/O devices did not have any security features.

Customer: Automotive Parts Plant

Challenges

An automotive parts plant manager planned to digitalize their production processes. The field devices run on the EtherNet/IP protocol for control unification and data acquisition. As the network infrastructure in this plant is on a large scale, it is very difficult for the plant manager to monitor all devices and visualize the network topologies. In addition, to realize digitization, all networks are interconnected from the field site all the way to the ERP and even to the cloud. It is essential to have good cybersecurity measures to allow this transformation to occur, without compromising production efficiency.

Customer: CNC Machine Builder

Challenges

Maximizing network uptime enhances machine productivity. Therefore, a leading manufacturer of mechanical power presses needed to provide a timelier and more efficient after-sales service in order to ensure improved machine performance and effective troubleshooting. At first, the machine builder adopted Windows-based Remote Desktop Control (RDC) technology, but security risks and additional costs came at a high price. Furthermore, the Windows-based computer by itself is susceptible to security risks, and the possibility of attacks increases even more when the computer connects to the Internet.

Checklist for Your Industrial Cybersecurity

You can use the checklist below to make sure you do not forget any of the defense-in-depth security measures and select solutions that fit your needs. Download the checklist and recommendations.

  • Secure Devices

    Secure Devices


  • Secure Network Infrastructure

    Secure Network Infrastructure


  • Security Management

    Security Management


Why Moxa

To close the gap between the OT and IT worlds, Moxa offers coordinated solutions that are designed to completely protect your industrial networks.

  • Defense-in-Depth Cybersecurity

    Moxa’s product portfolio is based on the defense-in-depth concept that includes secure devices, secure network infrastructure, and security management.

  • Continuously Enhancing Security

    Moxa takes a proactive approach to protect our products from security vulnerabilities and help our customers better manage security risks.

  • Development for IT/OT Security

    Moxa has partnered with Trend Micro to respond to the growing security needs of industries as well as the security demands from IT/OT personnel.