Staying Secure When ICS Patching Is Not An Option

In a recent article for Utility Week, Del Rodillas describes a common challenge in securing¬†industrial control systems (ICS) — that they’re highly susceptible to cyberattacks because their software patching and anti-malware update cycles are too infrequent, if they’re happening at all.¬†

“In my experience, it’s not that ICS professionals don’t understand that patching is necessary and that systems are at risk of being compromised,” Del writes. “Rather, it’s how the cumbersome process of ICS patching affects their main priority, which is high uptime.”

Read the full article at Utility Week here [registration required]. And for more on patch management, hear Del and ICS experts discuss these challenges in an on-demand webinar that’s part of our ongoing series on ICS cybersecurity.

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