Protect OT-IT Networks from Stuxnet and Other Cyber-kinetic Attacks

A movie called Zero Days about cyber-warfare subverting Industrial IoT security, or lack there of, presents all the reasons an MES gateway appliance is needed for secure OT-IT data exchange.  For years we’ve championed MES gateway appliances to isolate operations technology (OT) from IT networks to protect manufacturers’ network security and machine uptime. Now a new movie called Zero Days provides a daunting portrayal of our infrastructure’s vulnerability to cyber-kinetic attacks from nation-states. " Watch the movie on Amazon…

Unfortunately, the accepted technologies for communication between industrial control systems (ICS) and IT are PC-based SCADA systems and OPC middleware that include all of the Windows and DCOM vulnerabilities that are susceptible to hackers. Now that manufacturers and industrial plants are connecting those vulnerabilities to their industrial control systems, hackers can cause physical, real-world damage with code from a virtual one. Hopefully, decision makers will learn about MES gateway appliances before that happens! Learn how an MES gateway appliance is able to exchange data with the factory floor while isolating industrial control systems (OT) from IT networks: www.OT-MES-IT.com