Remote 3rd-party access is a particular problem in OT environments compared to IT environments, since OT often uses older legacy systems with longer replacement cycles. Consequently, the operators may not be familiar with using more advanced systems with remote connections as they more often work on-site.
Also, there is often a lack of IT support in factories. Where remote access is needed, it is essential to ensure that the right, authorized, person - or machine ID - is connecting is the right resource for the approved purpose.
View this eBook to dive deeper into the following:
- Breaking down various types of third-party access that cause problems and where the pain points are;
- Challenges of 3rd-party remote access and how to overcome them, securely;
- Identifying the precise areas in which remote third-party access is a particular problem in OT environments, compared to IT environments.