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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

U.S. Security Agencies Warn of Cyber Attack Threats to Unauthenticated PLCs and other OT

August 27, 2020
Robert Bergman

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have urged critical infrastructure facilities to take […]

Cyber Security & Standards

Encrypt or Be Encrypted: Mysterious Ransomware Attacks OT

August 27, 2020
Robert Bergman

A second bit of ransomware code designed to target industrial control systems has emerged. Similar to the Megacortex malware that […]

Cyber Security & Standards

Signs of Hope in Cyber Security, But …

August 27, 2020
Robert Bergman

Accenture has published its 2020 Cybersecurity Resilience Report based on its survey of 4,644 executives in 24 industries. Although few […]