Operational Technology (OT) systems are used to control a wide range of industrial processes and critical infrastructure, particularly in industries such as energy, mining, utilities, manufacturing and transport.

A cyber-attack on an OT environment has the potential for serious and wide ranging consequences beyond just financial losses — including prolonged outages of critical services, environmental damage and even the loss of human life.

Based on insights from PwC’s global assessment programs of client OT systems, we’ve compiled a briefing on the Top 10 most common vulnerabilities we’ve observed in deployed OT systems, many of which are basic security hygiene issues.

Duncan Alderson

Duncan is a Director within PwC Australia’s Cyber practice and specialises in Cyber Security Operations in Operational Technology & Cloud environments

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