with Chris Herrin, Senior Product Manager at BeyondTrust; Michael Rothschild, Senior Director of OT Solutions at Tenable
You can’t protect what you can’t see. Unfortunately, a lack of visibility into Industrial Control System (ICS) is common across industries worldwide both from a Remote Access and Vulnerability Management perspective. OT infrastructures still lack modern cybersecurity protection and based on the number of incidents; they have been largely unsuccessful at preventing cyber criminals from exploiting their systems.
Many organizations are not fully equipped with a detailed inventory of OT assets, let alone actively managing the vulnerabilities and risks existing within all of them. They may be providing their remote workers and suppliers with risky legacy solutions like VPN technology as a method of access. In exchange, organizations lack visibility into their assets and what third-party vendors (suppliers/contractors) and internal privileged users (operators - remote workers) are doing – or are too trusting – despite the increasing risks of cyber-attacks related to third party access or remote employees.
For many years, industrial systems relied upon proprietary protocols and software. They were manually managed, and monitored by humans, and had no connection to the outside world. Today, it's a very different story as OT environments are no longer disconnected environments. The IT and OT convergence has brought to light problems for OT like loss of view or loss of control in ICS systems that could translate into disruption or malfunction of physical machinery and possibly threaten the business or even people’s safety. Organizations struggle to manage vulnerabilities within OT environments because the process is so different than for IT, requiring unique tools and protocols suited for OT.
How can organizations close their cybersecurity exposure gap with continuous threat detection, vulnerability management and highly secure remote access for OT, Cloud, Container, Mobile, apps and more? All while maintaining compliance, business continuity, and protecting critical systems?
Watch our on-demand webinar with cybersecurity experts from Tenable and BeyondTrust who discuss:
Chris Herrin is the Senior Product Manager for Privileged Remote Access and all third-party integrations for the BeyondTrust portfolio. He has been with BeyondTrust (Bomgar) for the last five years, beginning his career on the Sales Development and Solutions Engineering teams. Chris is an active Georgia Bulldogs fan, and has to mention his corgis in every presentation he is a part of.
Michael Rothschild has more than 20 years of experience in IT and OT security security. Michael is the Senior Director of OT Solutions at Tenable. Michael was a professor of marketing and has published a number of works related to marketing. He currently occupies an advisory board seat at Rutgers University. In his spare time, Michael is an American Heart Association instructor and volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician.