8th Annual Control Systems Cybersecurity Europe Cyber Senate 8th Annual Control Systems Cybersecurity Europe Cyber Senate

Cloud Security

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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Industrial Controls in the Cloud. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Ken Munro
Ken Munro
Pen Test Partners, Security writer & speaker, CVE board member, Partner

Everything seems to be migrating to the cloud now; for obvious reasons of scalability, cost and even security. So has OT learned from the lessons of those that went before, resulting in secure cloud platforms for remote management? We’ll see..

 Many industrial controllers have also migrated from so-called bare-metal operating systems toward embedded Linux. This can reduce cost and time-to-market, but can bring a whole new set of challenges. OT is starting to look more like IoT from a security perspective. A wag suggested that the ‘S’ in ‘IoT’ stood for ‘Security’ – is it really that bad?