Custom-Built Cybersecurity for OT Environments

Achieving cyber maturity is a journey that requires planning, preparation, and incremental progress. The process may seem daunting at first, but by breaking it down into manageable stages, organizations can reach new heights in their cybersecurity capabilities. Interstates' tailored OT cybersecurity solutions integrate seamlessly with existing systems, ensuring maximum protection. Let us help you navigate the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape and safeguard your critical assets.

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The Importance of Cybersecurity

Increase Resilience

Resilience is crucial to maintaining trust and continuous operations amidst cyber threats to industrial facilities.

Strengthen Your Cybersecurity Posture

Right-sizing your approach to cybersecurity is critical for ensuring your company's protection matches its unique needs.

Maximize Plant Uptime

OT systems have unique characteristics that require specialized knowledge and skills to keep running, including real-time operating environments, legacy technologies, and highly specialized applications.

Bridge the IT/OT Divide

Establish common business goals to unify IT and OT resources to build empathy and understanding across historically siloed environments.

Cybersecurity framework - identify, protect, detect, respond and recover.

Our Proven Approach

Similar to climbing a mountain, achieving cyber maturity is an expedition filled with challenges and obstacles. By using a recognized cybersecurity framework to break this process down into manageable steps, we can recommend critical activities that will pave your way to success.

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Identifying Risks and Threats

Like a climber researches a mountain's terrain and potential hazards, identifying industrial cybersecurity risks and threats is crucial. Our team conducts interviews and infrastructure examinations to identify critical systems that support your operations. Identifying these systems is essential for surviving a cybersecurity incident.

A cybersecurity risk assessment involves assessing vulnerabilities, assets, and potential threats while establishing a baseline of current security measures.

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Protecting Against Threats

Similar to climbers preparing with appropriate gear for harsh weather and hazards on the mountain, cybersecurity protection measures include access controls, firewalls, encryption, and more to prevent unauthorized access and data loss.

Just like climbers routinely inspect and test their gear, we can help organizations review and update their protective measures to stay effective against evolving threats.

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Detecting Security Breaches

Similar to climbers being vigilant to watch for potential hazards, organizations must implement technologies and processes like security monitoring and intrusion detection to reveal any potential security breaches. The longer hackers remain undetected in your network, the more systems they can compromise, making it harder to evict and clean up after them.

By reviewing your current systems and processes, we can determine if they are sufficient to identify when a hacker has gained access to your network.

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Responding to Incidents

A climber must react quickly and effectively to changes in the environment, such as a sudden storm or rockfall, and organizations must have a plan in place to respond to cybersecurity incidents. This includes having an incident response team, clear procedures for reporting and responding to incidents, and regular practice drills to ensure preparedness.

We can work with you to create a prepared response plan, which can help reduce the time it takes to secure your systems, remove infections, and restore operations.

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Recovering After An Incident

Restoring systems, data, and capabilities after a cybersecurity incident is similar to how climbers need to regroup after a storm. Organizations must have a plan in place for post-incident recovery, including procedures for data backup and restoration as well as methods for analyzing the incident to learn from it.

With a strong recovery plan in place, we’ve helped organizations minimize the impact of cybersecurity incidents. We recommend that this includes spare systems kept on standby, air-gapped data backups that are beyond the reach of hackers, and redundant backups to ensure a clean copy of the data is restored.

Service Spotlight Why Complete a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment?

A cybersecurity risk assessment identifies vulnerabilities in OT systems, providing proactive steps to address them and prevent exploitation by cyber attackers. Managing cybersecurity is a complex and demanding responsibility, but you don't have to tackle it alone. Interstates has battle-tested experts who know the current industrial cybersecurity landscape. Our range of skills enables us to diagnose and explain all the risks and vulnerabilities we see at your plant.

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