Dragos, Deloitte Ink OT Pact

Friday, March 31, 2017 @ 04:03 PM gHale


Dragos inked a deal with Deloitte to expand its cyber risk platform for industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technologies (OT).

Increased connectivity among industrial facilities, supply chains, customers, and operations brings with it operational cyber risks and the potential for cyberattacks to have more extensive effects.

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Organizations are starting to focus on securing ICS and OT, but less so on monitoring cyber threats.

ICS and OT threat monitoring technology can help create a better understanding of the vulnerabilities embedded in these systems, allowing manufacturers to gauge the likelihood of an event and then create an action plan.

Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Cyber Risk Services’ end-to-end ICS offering, enabled by Dragos technology, can help organizations manage their cyber risks in the ICS and OT environments.

This combination brings hunting and reconnaissance capabilities to allow organizations to look beyond internal data to threat documentation found in external databases. Beyond securing ICS and OT systems, this combined cyber risk services and technologies can provide a picture of an organization’s ICS and OT threat landscape through active monitoring that can better inform scenario planning and response.

“Assessing the cyber risks of our clients’ ICS and OT, we see that many organizations are often unprepared for the magnitude of the impact to operational technology and industrial control systems environments” said Ed Powers, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and U.S. leader for Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Cyber Risk Services. “A decision to include OT and ICS as a part of a broader cyber risk management program can improve a company’s understanding of the potential damage resulting from a cyberattack and can bolster the efficacy of its cyber risk mitigation strategy.”

“There have been pockets of excellence around the community in industrial security leading practices. But the world is facing a more connected infrastructure and a more aggressive threat than we’ve seen in years past,” said Robert M. Lee, chief executive at Dragos.



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