Unlock Cyber Resilience with Radiflow’s CIARA Solution for Effective OT Risk Management

   Dec 12, 2023 | Nurettin Erginoz, CTO, Radiflow

In the era of transformative technology, the convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) is dynamically shaping industrial landscapes. The wide adoption of cutting-edge technologies like big data, digital twins, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) presents unparalleled opportunities for heightened efficiency and productivity. Convergence and technological advancements introduce a complicated cyber risk landscape that demands robust and sophisticated solutions.


Navigating the IT/OT Convergence Challenge

As IT and OT integration deepens, the specter of cyber threats looms large. Traditional, isolated OT environments are now exposed to cyber breaches, posing a threat to critical infrastructure and operations. Legacy systems, inherently deficient in cybersecurity measures, present vulnerabilities, along with studies indicating that a substantial 75% of industrial control devices still remain unpatched.


Addressing the Surge in OT Cyber Events

The notable increase of 140% in OT cyber events from 2020 to 2021 underscores the urgency for resilient cybersecurity measures. The manufacturing sector, bearing the brunt with a 61% share of cyberattacks, faces consequences extending beyond financial losses to include environmental damage, threats to personnel safety, and worrisome implications for national security.


Identifying Inherent Risks

Key challenges in OT cybersecurity emanate from factors such as insufficient emphasis on cyber issues, human error, ambiguous process ownership, inadequate device visibility, and third-party risks. These challenges, often organizational and non-technical, demand a comprehensive cybersecurity approach that surpasses traditional frameworks.


Radiflow’s CIARA – A Cutting-Edge Risk Management Solution

Radiflow recognizes the imperative for a proactive and comprehensive approach to OT cybersecurity. Radiflow’s CIARA solution is meticulously crafted to tackle the distinctive challenges posed by IT/OT convergence and advanced technologies, providing:


  • Comprehensive Risk Management: CIARA delivers rapid, meticulous risk assessments, identifying vulnerabilities, classifying assets, and prioritizing mitigation strategies to ensure robust cybersecurity preparedness.


  • Empowering OT Personnel: Acknowledging the shared responsibility for cybersecurity, CIARA ensures clear definition and communication of roles and responsibilities across all organizational levels.


  • Security-by-Design Implementation: Going beyond superficial additions, CIARA assists organizations in seamlessly integrating cybersecurity into the operational fabric to safeguard critical OT systems from their inception.


  • Third-Party Collaboration: CIARA aids organizations in enforcing stringent security standards on partners and vendors, conducting thorough due diligence, and implementing baseline security requirements to fortify the OT environment.


  • Incident Preparedness Through Tabletop Exercises: CIARA promotes joint tabletop exercises, ensuring maximum preparedness by engaging key stakeholders, clarifying OT cyber competence, and identifying weaknesses for continual improvement.


Making Cyber Progress While Enabling Innovation

Monitoring the implementation of these principles is pivotal. CIARA provides sustained support through regular audits, real-time monitoring, analysis of gaps with security standards such as IEC 62443 and NERC CIP, and strategic reporting to corporate boards. Recognizing the significance of innovation, the solution facilitates seamless integration of emerging technologies into OT environments with minimal disruption and maximum cybersecurity.


Choose Radiflow CIARA for Cyber Resilience

With Radiflow’s unwavering commitment to cybersecurity excellence and a proven track record, organizations can confidently navigate the challenges of IT/OT convergence and technology adoption, ensuring cyber resilience in industrial environments.

Contact Radiflow to learn more about iSID, CIARA, and OT cybersecurity services.

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