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Cyber Security & Standards
 

Trust factors in COVID-19 pandemic recovery

June 25, 2020
Robert Bergman

As countries, states and businesses begin to reopen, we do so with cause and some anticipation. Deloitte & Touche explores this in a recent report titled: Embedding trust into COVID-19 recovery, in which they look at the physical, emotional, digital and financial dimensions of trust that communities, employers, employees and other stakeholders experience, as they navigate the recovery.

Deloitte & Touche’s physical dimension includes stakeholder’s trust that physical locations are safe and that it is safe to gather groups. On the emotional dimension, they raise concerns about safeguards on emotional and societal needs, which amount to whether stakeholders can accommodate changes in business practices and work processes that may be necessary. On the financial dimension is the trust that basic financial needs will be met, and in the digital dimension is the trust that as digital communications increase, data, communications, and privacy are cyber secure.

 

The digital dimension, of course, is where industrial cyber security fits in. This report focuses on information security, but if asked, it is likely that the Deloitte & Touche authors would agree that trust in the reliability of critical infrastructure is in this category as well. We need to have faith that information coming from sensors and alarms is accurate and the systems designed to mitigate problems caused by ill-intentioned users are preventable.

 

The Bedrock platform proves that industrial cyber security is an area over which you can exercise significant control, if you take the right measures, one of which, is to secure critical control systems from the inside out.

 

For more perspectives on trust in industrial networks, see this companion article:

 
Cyber Security & Standards

New OT Cyber Security Training and Information Resources Now Available from Bedrock

June 25, 2020
Robert Bergman

Bedrock Automation is announcing that the OT cyber security resources developed over the past few months are now available for […]

Cyber Security & Standards

Cut the cards: Zero Trust in the Critical Infrastructure.

June 25, 2020
Robert Bergman

“Trust everyone — but cut the cards,”   is essentially the premise of Zero Trust cyber security. Zero Trust assumes that […]

Cyber Security & Standards

The Missing Link to ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’

June 18, 2020
Robert Bergman

In a recent Automation.com editorial, editor Bill Lydon calls for increased vendor compliance and certification to open interoperable programming standards. He writes: “Regardless […]