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ICS Cybersecurity – Protecting the Industrial Endpoints that Matter Most

Examine how Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) should extend to proprietary endpoints, what security controls have the greatest effect on reducing risk and what best practices apply.

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With smarter plants comes a difficult challenge that has repercussions from the boardroom to manufacturing operations: ICS cybersecurity. This challenge has forged a new wave of innovative technologies. While industry has embraced these new technologies, which primarily take an IT-based approach to secure the perimeter of the control network, it has invested insufficiently in securing the systems directly responsible for plant processes and safety. In a growing threat landscape, insufficient control system security is no longer tenable. In this paper, we will discuss industry best practices for hardening OT/ICS cybersecurity, focusing on the first and most crucial step: inventory management. 

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