How CyberArk can help mitigate security vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems
For decades, Industrial Control Systems (ICS) were not connected to other systems or the Internet. They were physically separated from other networks within industrial organizations, a practice known as “air gapping”. The critical nature of industrial operations required ICS manufacturers to focus on system availability and interoperability but not necessarily on security; so this “air gap” practice became the main security feature that protected critical systems from outside intrusions or cyber-attacks. The obscurity of these systems, which rely on unique, proprietary equipment and communication protocols, contributed to the idea that built-in security was not really needed.