Security is not a product - It's a strategy. While cybersecurity in office environments is a very carefully managed resource, the same doesn't seem to apply to industrial networks. But why this difference?
In an office environment (IT), data security is commonly one of the top three priorities. In an industrial network environment (OT) the #1 priority is uptime. While in IT it is quite common for a virus scanner, to stall a PC-user for a couple of seconds, one could only imagine the detrimental effect of the same situation in an OT-environment. No one can afford machine downtime just because there is a security update every other week.
On the other hand you might feel constantly bombarded with newscasts about attacks on production networks. Only a couple of months ago, Maersk, the world's biggest shipping company, was attacked by a ransomware attack, named Petya. The breakdown affected all business units at Maersk, including container shipping, oil production, drilling services, and others, the company said.
So what can you do?
We at MB connect line believe that technology should enable us to dream of new possibilities, not confront us with new difficulties. We want to offer products and solutions to let you harness the advantages of technology, while we take care of its complexity. Our products range from remote access, data logging to cybersecurity. We take a look at what our customers actually need and provide them with a custom tailored approach so that they can concentrate on what they are good at. That is why we don't merely sell products or solutions - we offer an integrated, turnkey, strategy with the right products and solutions for remote access, data logging and industrial cybersecurity.
If you like to know more, come and meet Brian Vorpahl from MB connect line Inc. at the AHTD Fall Meeting 2017- Asheville, NC: Tuesday, October 3 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Interview with Brian Vorpahl at the Hannover Fair 2017. Also, here you can find more about AHTD Fall Meeting.