Factors driving IT/OT convergence
The convergence of IT and OT has been a major component of digital transformation for a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, utilities and energy, transportation, manufacturing and healthcare.
It has helped organizations meet business goals such as greater productivity, more transparency into operational processes, and a reduction in production costs.
But this expanded attack surface has created new security risks.
The spillover effect
As industrial systems become more connected to the Internet, cyber-attacks are increasingly ‘spilling over’ from traditional IT into the OT sphere.
Many well-known ICS attacks have been successful by gaining an initial foothold into the IT network, such as EKANS, Black Energy, and Havex.
Protect IT and OT with a single self-learning system
Treating each area as a silo is unlikely to give the full picture of a cyber-threat traversing IT and OT systems.
Darktrace’s AI understands what ‘normal’ looks like across IT and OT systems, allowing it to identify subtle indicators of a cyber-attack.
This self-learning approach enables detection and targeted response against novel attacks that have never been seen before in the wild.
Trusted by thousands
From critical infrastructure to major manufacturers, many of the world’s most complex and sensitive industrial environments rely on Darktrace for early-stage threat detection and autonomous response.
Hear from our customers
In an anonymized study, Darktrace detected over 6,500 suspected instances of ICS protocol use across 1,000 environments. Find out how Self-Learning AI highlights points of convergence between OT and IT networks.
An autonomous response to cyber-threats
Autonomous Response stops threats in IT before they spread to OT, and also in higher levels of the Purdue model.
The technology is highly configurable, and can be set to act only on certain devices, at certain times of day or in response to certain events.
Its response actions are targeted, tailored to contain the threat specifically, without interrupting normal operations.
White Paper: Self-Learning AI for Industrial Control Systems
Organizations overseeing OT are exploring new ways to protect these systems from ransomware, industrial sabotage, and other forms of cyber disruption. Download this white paper to discover how self-learning technology augments security teams, with real-world case studies of ICS attacks uncovered by Darktrace’s AI.
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