OT, SCADA and IoT Penetration Testing
Operational Technology (OT), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), and Internet of Things (IoT) environments are the foundations of our critical infrastructure. There is a crucial need to identify and remediate security weaknesses that could lead to operational disruptions, data breaches, or harm to the general public.
Benefits of OT, SCADA, and IoT Penetration Testing
Security testing OT, SCADA and IoT systems and environment assists organisations in identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities, thereby reducing the risk of cyberattacks, operational disruptions, and potential safety hazards. Security testing enhances regulatory compliance, ensuring that organisations adhere to industry-specific cybersecurity standards and regulations. This is especially critical in sectors like energy and healthcare.
Identify and address security weaknesses and vulnerabilities in OT, SCADA systems, and IoT devices before malicious actors can exploit them.
By proactively addressing security flaws, organisations can reduce the risk of cyberattacks, operational disruptions, data breaches, and safety incidents.
It contributes to the overall resilience of critical infrastructure, ensuring the continuous and reliable functioning of industrial processes and services.
Security testing ensures compliance with industry-specific regulations and standards such as the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 and the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy, which are crucial in protecting sectors like energy, healthcare, and manufacturing.
What is OT, SCADA and IoT Penetration Testing?
OT penetration testing focuses on assessing the security of industrial control systems used in critical infrastructure such as power plants, water treatment facilities, transport and manufacturing environments. It involves evaluating the security controls, protocols, and configurations within SCADA and Distributed control systems (DCS) to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious actors, potentially leading to disruptions in essential services or processes. OT assessments also include penetration testing of supporting infrastructure, employing various techniques to identify weaknesses in firewalls, access controls, and applications to defend against cyber threats.
OT, SCADA and IoT testing overview
The security testing of OT, SCADA, and IoT systems helps identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses, enabling organisations to proactively strengthen their defences, protect critical infrastructure, and reduce the risk of cyberattacks and operational disruptions.
- Are you concerned about potential risks associated with unauthorised access to OT, SCADA systems, and IoT devices, and how these can be mitigated?
- How can my organisation ensure the integrity and reliability of data generated and processed by OT, SCADA, and IoT systems and prevent data tampering and manipulation?
- What are the vulnerabilities and attack vectors specific to legacy OT and SCADA systems, and how can these be protected against modern cyber threats?
Why partner with CyberCX for Penetration Testing?
CyberCX combines unmatched Penetration Testing capabilities with a strong local presence in Australia to deliver outstanding results.
We understand every organisation faces unique challenges. That’s why we tailor our Penetration Testing services to meet your specific requirements and help you achieve your desired outcomes.
Protect your digital assets and ensure operational resilience with comprehensive testing from Australia’s largest and most experienced team of certified testing experts.
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