Industrial automation and control systems, which were once isolated, are increasingly being connected to corporate networks and the Internet. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enables real-time data analysis to drive efficient operations and maximize return on investment. Immense new production, operational and supply chain advantages are rapidly emerging for businesses due to vastly improved connectivity, information sharing, scalability and time and cost savings across every automated work process.

However, there can be challenges. Be it internal malfunctions or circumstantial turbulence, IIoT transforms the risk and threat landscape for industrial organizations.

Securing Industrial Internet of Things

Individual devices across enterprise Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) networks – smart digital equipment and tools, robots, vehicles and more – will present potential new pathways to cyberattacks and incidents. These new threats can impact business in terms of:

  • Liability damage
  • Reputational damage
  • Regulatory incompliance
  • Personnel health and safety
  • Environmental impact

The need to properly secure this new digital evolution seems evident but is challenging nonetheless. KPMG takes a sustained, modular, risk-based approach to help organizations with a successful integration of IIoT and security. Our experts leverage their vast experience in securing IIoT to help you on your journey to a trusted environment.

KPMG has been working on securing IIoT systems since 2009, looking at various important aspects of Technology, Processes, People, and Governance, from small RTUs to entire DCS systems. As such, we can adjust our offerings to the maturity of your organization. We will focus on manual documentation reviews and stakeholder interviews to gather information. Furthermore, we can automate aspects of our services, such as analyzing network traffic to locate malicious traffic or unexpected communications and active penetration testing on lab and live environments.

Of course, we understand the delicateness of OT environments. We pay special attention to Health, Safety, Security and Environmental issues and operate with a focus on your business continuity.

Explore our services below and contact our experts directly for more information.

IT/OT Convergence Services

KPMG's services for OT cybersecurity can minimize risks and safeguard against cyber threats. Our range of solutions include policy design, vulnerability management, network hardening, security by design, and security architecture. Our expert team can assist in designing and enforcing policies for securing OT infrastructure, detecting and addressing vulnerabilities, implementing network hardening to block unauthorized access, and ensuring systems are built with security in mind. We can also provide guidance on designing a secure and resilient IT/OT environment. 

KPMG's Cyber and Privacy Academy provides comprehensive training, exercises, and simulation programs to empower employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and respond to potential cyber threats.

Our programs also help ensure regulatory compliance and promote a culture of awareness within your organization. Trust KPMG to safeguard the future of your business with our expert-led cybersecurity programs.

KPMG offers a comprehensive IR assessment to help companies evaluate their incident response capabilities with existing standards and frameworks. We evaluate a company's ability to detect, respond to, and recover from cybersecurity incidents by assessing the effectiveness of its incident response plan, procedures, and personnel.

Furthermore, we evaluate a company's technical controls for detecting and responding to incidents and their ability to comply with reporting requirements. 

Cybersecurity is critical for organizations, as high-profile breaches have increased the need for protection. KPMG's Cyber Maturity Assessment (CMA) addresses people, processes, and technology to provide a comprehensive view of an organization's ability to protect its information assets. It turns information risk into a business advantage by addressing six key dimensions, combining international information security standards, risk management, cybersecurity, governance, and people processes.

As a Chief Security Officer or Chief Operating Officer, protecting your organization's IT/OT infrastructure is paramount to ensuring the business continuity, service availability, and resilience of your systems. That is why a Technical IT/OT Assessment from KPMG can be a valuable tool in assessing and managing security risks.

Our Technical IT/OT Assessment evaluates your network architecture, hardware and software configurations, and security controls to identify potential vulnerabilities and risks. We also analyze your security policies and controls for managing ICS and SCADA systems, helping you build a comprehensive and effective cybersecurity strategy.

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