The integration of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) in the Industry 4.0 transformation is revolutionizing the modern business landscape. By harnessing the power of OT for efficient and effective operations and incorporating cutting-edge technologies, businesses are experiencing growth, enhanced productivity, and improved customer experiences. However, these advancements also pose security challenges that organizations must address.
Challenges in securing OT/IoT environments
The current state of the operational technology landscape is being affected by legacy devices and networks. Many of the legacy Industrial Control System (ICS) devices in use today were designed before the current understanding of cybersecurity and may lack sufficient security measures. Legacy ICS devices may have vulnerabilities due to outdated software and hardware, increasing the risk to cyber-attacks. Furthermore, as these devices may no longer receive security updates, they remain exposed to known security threats.
20% of organizations have detected an IoT-based attack in the past three years. Source: Gartner
Also, As the number of IoT devices continues to increase in the business landscape, enterprises must acknowledge the need to modernize their security strategies to eliminate new threats and cyberattacks. IT teams must embrace novel technologies and methodologies to safeguard all critical data, regardless of its location.
Bridging OT/IoT security gaps
At Wipro, we understand the unique challenges and risks that come with OT and IoT systems. Our extensive portfolio of security solutions is engineered to help enterprises secure their OT/IoT environments.