Industrial Control Systems

Service Overview

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are critical to the infrastructure of manufacturing, energy, water treatment, and other key industries. As such systems become increasingly interconnected with corporate IT networks and the internet, the risk of cyber threats grows. Malleum’s ICS Security Assessments are designed to safeguard these vital systems by identifying vulnerabilities, enhancing security protocols, and ensuring compliance with industry standards. Our assessments address the unique challenges posed by the integration of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), ensuring robust security practices that protect against both external and internal threats.

Key Benefits

Enhanced System Resilience
Identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities in ICS components increase their resilience against cyberattacks, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous industrial operations. Our assessments help protect critical infrastructure from disruptions that could lead to significant financial and operational impacts.
Compliance with Industry Regulations
Our service ensures that your ICS complies with relevant industry regulations and standards, such as NERC CIP, ISA/IEC 62443, or GDPR where applicable. Compliance helps avoid costly fines and enhances trust with stakeholders, including regulators and customers.
Protection of Sensitive Data
Safeguarding the data managed by industrial control systems, from operational data to personal information, is crucial. Our assessments help prevent unauthorized access and data breaches, protecting your organization’s sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality and integrity.
Reduced Risk of Insider Threats
Our comprehensive approach includes strategies to mitigate risks associated with insider threats. By strengthening access controls and monitoring systems, we help prevent potential sabotage or data theft from within the organization.
Advanced Threat Detection:
Implementing advanced monitoring and detection systems as part of our assessment process enables early identification of potential cyber threats. This proactive stance helps prevent attacks before they can cause damage, maintaining system integrity and operational continuity.
Strategic Security Enhancements
Our recommendations for security enhancements are tailored to the specific needs and risks of your ICS environment. By adopting a strategic approach to security, your organization can better anticipate and respond to evolving cyber threats.

Our Approach

Our approach to securing Industrial Control Systems combines rigorous technical assessments with strategic insights to enhance overall system security:

1. System and Network Analysis

We begin with a thorough analysis of your ICS architecture, including network mapping and system configuration reviews. This initial phase helps identify potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cyber threats.

2. Vulnerability and Risk Assessments

Using specialized tools and techniques tailored for ICS environments, we conduct detailed vulnerability assessments to identify security weaknesses. We also perform risk assessments to prioritize these vulnerabilities based on their potential impact on your operations.

3. Security Controls Evaluation

We evaluate existing security controls and procedures to determine their effectiveness in protecting ICS components. This includes reviewing physical security measures, cybersecurity practices, and emergency response procedures.

4. Penetration Testing

Conducting controlled penetration tests simulates real-world attack scenarios to test the resilience of your ICS against cyber threats. These tests help validate the effectiveness of existing security measures and identify areas needing improvement.

5. Compliance Audits

We perform audits to ensure that your ICS meets all relevant industry standards and regulatory requirements, providing guidance on compliance strategies and best practices.

6. Recommendations and Remediation Strategies

Based on our findings, we provide detailed recommendations for remediation and enhancements. We also assist with the implementation of these recommendations to ensure that security improvements are effectively integrated into your systems.

By adopting this comprehensive approach, Malleum ensures that your Industrial Control Systems are not only secure from current threats but are also prepared to meet future challenges, enhancing the overall security posture of your organization.