HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In recent times, the number of cybersecurity-related incidents occurring around industrial systems and operational technology has been rising – with well-publicized reports of malware and threat actors causing critical disruptions of systems. Industrial Cybersecurity is therefore emerging as the frontline defense to address such threats.
Urmez Daver, Vice President & Global Head Industrial Cybersecurity, TÜV Rheinland Group, was invited to present “Industrial Cybersecurity: A TIC Industry Perspective” at the Secure Summit APAC 2019 in Hong Kong on July 11, 2019. While the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry has carried the Mission of Safety, he shared practices around cybersecurity to further the objectives of safety and reliability in industrial environments.
Emerging Cybersecurity Standards will provide the right level to guidance to enterprises to manage cyber risk, and often best achieved when safety, security and privacy are engineered by design. He also shared how the worlds of Functional Safety and Cybersecurity are coming together to achieve safety objectives as well as providing cyber assurance for products, components or systems in the setting of an industrial environment. Supply Chain Risk will continue to pose a significant cyber risk especially with varying levels of cybersecurity maturity across the ecosystem and as Product development companies / System integrators embrace cybersecurity (and privacy) by design, it will enhance cyber assurance levels.
In January 2019, TÜV Rheinland published a report outlining issues around managing Industrial Cybersecurity and the challenges that organizations face. Lack of concern towards Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity was evident with 40% of respondents stating that they had never assessed the risks posed by cyberattacks on their operational technology. Only one in five companies has tailored its measures for cybersecurity to operational technology.
TÜV Rheinland also published the forecasts of its world leading cybersecurity experts for the sixth time in 2019. In addition to the changing perception of cybersecurity risks, cybersecurity trends focus on how strongly cyber threats influence technologies such as Operational Technology (OT) & The Internet of Things (IoT).
TÜV Rheinland Digital Transformation & Cybersecurity
For over 20 years, TÜV Rheinland's Digital Transformation & Cybersecurity Business Stream has been helping companies from various industries, government agencies and public institutions to use innovative technologies securely. With nearly 1,000 consultants worldwide, our experts have a high level of industry knowledge about digital transformation and cybersecurity. Our digital transformation service portfolio includes innovative solutions in the areas of intelligent data, critical infrastructures and networked solutions. In an increasingly vulnerable world of networked systems and devices, our cybersecurity solutions aim to combine security and data protection. Our team carries out cybersecurity tests, industrial security tests and data protection tests on the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud infrastructures, among others. TÜV Rheinland has a worldwide network of more than one hundred laboratories, which support manufacturers with a single source for product safety, cybersecurity and data protection.
TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded nearly 150 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence of more than 20,000 people; annual turnover is EUR 2 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects, and helps to shape processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centers. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.