With a decades-long history of leading major engineering projects and providing support to nuclear power stations, transport systems and complex manufacturing plants across a wide range of industries, Thales has the skills and resources to protect our clients’ Operational Technology from cyber-attacks.
As the world moves towards Industry 4.0, Operational Technology is increasingly being connected to distributed IT networks and systems, and to new technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. These myriad connections to legacy Operational Technology, which was not designed to support such connectivity, inevitably opens new and dangerous vulnerabilities. Because we have a deep experience of cyber security for Operational Technology as well as IT, we can help businesses of all types make a safe transition to Industry 4.0.
Operational Technology discovery project
We typically start with an Operational Technology discovery project, in which we map out legacy manufacturing plant and processes, first with network probes and then with a hands-on inspection by experienced engineers.
It might not be possible or safe to connect some legacy machinery, but our engineering cyber experts can determine that before making the attempt. If part of your Operational Technology is mission critical but can’t be connected through conventional means we can monitor it 24/7 from a Security Operations Centre and defeat any attacks before they are successful.