ARC has been providing market research on the industrial cybersecurity for many years. Here are some insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing cybersecurity in industrial operations.

 

Apr
15
2021
Eric Cosman — Technology Trends

ISA99 Committee Reviews Plans for Its Standards

The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards define requirements and provide guidance for ensuring the cybersecurity of industrial control systems (ICS). The ISA99 committee has added standards and technical reports to the series over the years, working in cooperation with IEC Technical Committee 65 Work Group 10.
Apr
08
2021
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Leading Power Producer Achieves OT Cybersecurity Compliance & Reliability with Verve Industrial

From the 2021 ARC Industry Forum: Mark Prince of Entergy talks about how they were able to achieve more efficient and effective OT cybersecurity compliance with NERC CIP, as well as increased reliability in operations. This presentation provides a great overview of the challenges faced by power producers in complying with NERC CIP cybersecurity regulations and provides insight into Entergy's business objectives and supplier selection process for OT cybersecurity. Mark discusses Entergy's implementation of solutions from Verve Industrial to provide a centralized, vendor-agnostic environment and an integrated security platform that encompasses anomaly and breach detection, SIEM, endpoint management, device inventory, and other functions.
Mar
31
2021
Eric Cosman — Technology Trends

IT and OT; Helping or Hindering Collaboration?

For several years it has been common to use the terms “Information Technology (IT)” and “Operations Technology (OT)” to distinguish between the traditional application of technology to automating business processes and the use of similar technologies to operations and industrial facilities and processes. While these abbreviations make for simple copy by pundits, analysts, and industry observers, neither are precisely defined.
Mar
22
2021
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

ARC Interviews Del Rodillas of Palo Alto Networks

In this latest of our series of interviews with industrial cybersecurity leaders for the ARC Industry Forum 2021, we talk to Del Rodillas (GICSP) of Palo Alto Networks. Del leads a global team of security experts focused on thought leadership and security solution architectures for IT-OT industries. 
Mar
17
2021
Sid Snitkin — Industry Trends

Collective Defense Key to Cybersecurity at Fortinet

The 25th ARC Industry Forum saw many industry experts present their views on “Accelerating Digital Transformation in the Post-COVID World.”  One of the speakers Mr. Phil Quade, Chief Information Security Officer at Fortinet, spoke with Sid Snitkin, Vice President, Cybersecurity Services at ARC Advisory Group. Here are a few key takeaways from the interview.
Mar
12
2021
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Our Interview With aDolus CEO and Industrial Cybersecurity Pioneer Eric Byres

As part of our ongoing series of executive interviews for the 2021 ARC Industry Forum, we sat down with aDolus CEO and industry cybersecurity luminary Eric Byres to talk about some of the most pressing problems facing end-users in industrial cybersecurity.  Eric was the inventor of the Tofino security appliance, which was the first firewall specifically designed for industrial applications.  Eric's current company aDolus tackles a different but no less vexing problem, the vulnerability of industrial systems to supply chain hacks through malware-laden updates and patches similar to what we saw with the SolarWinds attack. 
Mar
12
2021
Sid Snitkin — Technology Trends

IT-OT Cybersecurity Convergence at ARC’s Virtual Industry Forum

Many industrial companies have passive cybersecurity programs that can’t deal with today’s sophisticated threat environment or ensure the security of broad remote worker enablement and digital transformation programs. Industrial companies need active defense programs that can stop sophisticated attackers before they impact operations and threaten worker safety. Many see IT-OT Cybersecurity Convergence as a cost-effective way to address today’s and tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges. The recent ARC Industry Forum, which was held virtually this year for the first time, included a substantial cybersecurity program, and managing this convergence of IT and OT cybersecurity domains was discussed in several sessions.
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