When we think of cyber threats, the first things that come into our minds are identity theft, ransom ware and other cyber-attacks affecting traditional information technology (IT) systems. People tend to forget about cyber threats to operational technology (OT) systems affecting our critical infrastructure everywhere around the globe. Systems that control the operations of our manufacturing plants, chemical plants, water/utilities, power, hospitals, universities, etc. all face cyber threats with potentially devastating consequences.
With emerging new technologies and increasing automation in manufacturing, the importance of security should be recognized more and more. It requires more than just data protection and IT-focused cybersecurity measures. This training program provides a start to oversee the field of cybersecurity in Manufacturing IT and OT environments, and it gives structure to get organized.