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Business Case – Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0

by | Sep 2, 2019 | BLOG

With the evolution of industrial systems by the introduction of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), preventing and ensuring device security in a new era of Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing has been a major challenge for industries.

In this sense, senhasegura embraces this challenge and provides organizations with the means to manage and monitor a range of assets, from privileged accesses to critical systems. 

In a strategic partnership with Baumier Automation, senhasegura aims to promote complete management of access to systems in connection with Industry 4.0. Baumier’s Secomea solution provides Internet access to field devices from anywhere. 

The integration with Secomea protects all user access, allowing remote sessions to be securely performed. This is possible through a number of features offered by senhasegura, such as:

  • Credential Management: One can manage credentials in a number of industrial environments, systems, and applications. 
  • Access Segregation: The granularity offered by senhasegura enables one to define administrator users who will be allowed to access physical systems and devices through password view or remote session.  
  • Session Recording: Recording and storage of all remote sessions performed through transparent proxies informed to users. 
  • Real-Time Action Verification: The Livestream feature enables user activity tracking and suspicious event detection in real-time. One can pause or log off the user simply and quickly. 
  • Command Blocking: One can assign weight, urgency, and tolerance values for a number of tries or executions of commands in remote sessions.  
  • Environment Monitoring: By collecting a variety of environment information, senhasegura enables one to use it to monitor various solution metrics.  
  • Reporting and Auditing: senhasegura provides a complete set of reports on the solution use, meeting the challenges of a range of regulatory controls. 

The following explains how we can help you choose senhasegura – the best choice for Privileged Access Management – and ensure the protection of your industrial base: 

#1 – Managing Third-Party Access

Challenges:

  • Remote access is one of the largest attack vectors for organizations (VERIZON, 2019).  
  • Many organizations are unaware of the access and privileges granted to third parties in their environments. 
  • Different suppliers use their own tools to access industrial systems. 

Solutions offered by senhasegura:

senhasegura allows to:

  • Ensure a secure industrial remote access connection via the Secomea solution. 
  • Manage third-party access to the industrial base’s systems and technologies. 
  • Protect industrial systems from malicious actions. 
  • Promote high granularity of user permissions through access groups.  
  • Standardize and ensure the use of a single secure means to access systems and devices.  

#2 – Mitigating Internal Threat Risks

Challenges:

  • Attacks caused by employees are costly to companies. (ACCENTURE, 2019)
  • Many industrial systems use generic privileged credentials.  
  • Impersonal credentials shared between different team members. 
  • Lack of traceability of privileged actions performed in the environment. 

Solutions:

senhasegura allows to:

  • Monitor and control commands made by privileged users. 
  • Verify the actions performed in the environment in real-time. 
  • Track access by generic privileged credentials. 
  • Block any suspicious session, preventing potentially malicious actions.

#3 – Allowing Knowledge Storage

Challenges: 

  • Complex industrial base with solutions from various suppliers.  
  • Long problem-solving time by the technical team. 

Solutions: 

senhasegura allows to:

  • Escalate knowledge and empower those responsible for maintaining industrial systems by securely recording and storing video files for all remote sessions in the environment. 

Important Data:

  • Gartner named Privileged Access Management a #1 priority in Security projects for 2019. (GARTNER TOP 10, 2019)
  • According to EY, only 4% of organizations are sure they have taken the implications of cybersecurity into account in their environments. (CIBERSECURITY, 2018) 
  • Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report indicated that 69% of cyber attacks were performed by third-party employees. (VERIZON, 2019)
  • Accenture indicates that the cost of attacks by insider threats was one of the highest, reaching more than $ 1.6 million per event. (ACCENTURE, 2019)

REFERENCES

ACCENTURE. Cost of Cybersecurity. 2019.

CYBERSECURITY. Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0: Cybersecurity implications for government, industry and homeland security. 2018.

GARTNER. TOP 10 Security Projects for 2019. 2019.

VERIZON. Data Breaching Investigations Report, 2019. 

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