Continuously monitoring your OT network from day one, from creating an inventory early on, thorough ongoing risk assessment, and better planning of segmentation, enables constant risk reduction.
Traditional OT security projects start with an initial assessment of the environment, followed by architectural design and finally, implementation of monitoring, detection and response capabilities that are integrated into the existing security operations. The issue with this approach is that it continues to leave the network exposed to risks, such as external and internal threats and malware infections, for a significant amount of time. The process of analyzing and implementing security solutions can take many months, and when done without proper visibility into the network, it can make steps like network segmentation even harder. Early implementation of network monitoring solutions from day one significantly reduces the risk to the network and eases the assessment, design and implementation of the OT cyber security processes.