- Axonius Federal Systems
Traditional IT asset management fails for cybersecurity. This is especially true for manufacturers with IT, OT, and IIoT assets that communicate across different networks. The Axonius Platform helps manufacturers track and secure assets and users across disparate, complex environments, bringing them together in a single, comprehensive view.
HOW MANUFACTURERS PROTECT THE IT, OT, AND IIoT ASSETS THEY RELY ON WITH THE AXONIUS PLATFORM
Manufacturers are introducing IP-enabled devices to improve operational efficiency and automate production. With connected devices in the environment, complexity increases — and so does the opportunity for cyber attack. Plus, correlating IT and OT asset data can be time consuming and error-prone.
Many of today’s methods to discover and manage assets don’t work for OT systems. IT and security teams often can’t apply agent-based or scanning-based tools to continuously discover assets, or they’ll risk interfering with the devices. Through the most comprehensive adapter network on the market, Axonius helps manufacturers gain unified visibility into all IT and OT assets, adding rich context, and helping operators detect and remediate assets missing controls or violating policies.
UNIQUE CYBER THREATS
Supply chain threats: Manufacturers rely on a highly interconnected network of technologies — internally and with supplier networks. In addition, the number of vulnerable endpoints in manufacturing environments makes them rich targets for cyber criminals. Since endpoint agents can’t be installed on every manufacturing device, operators are stuck with blind spots . Without a reliable way to understand how one compromised device impacts the entire ecosystem, manufacturers are sitting ducks.
Equipment tampering: Nation-state actors look for the largest targets to make the biggest statement. Tampering with manufacturing equipment is a sure way to achieve the desired goal. As more manufacturing assets become IP connected, threat actors look for misconfigurations and vulnerabilities that offer the most direct path to operational disruption.
IP Theft: Attackers know that a manufacturer’s “secret sauce” is its intellectual property (IP). Due to distributed workforces, extensive supply chains, and difficult-to-secure technology, manufacturing assets are highly vulnerable to phishing, ransomware, and unauthorized access.