Every year more than 60% of businesses get compromised by cyber attacks. Cybercriminals find new ways to attack and access your system and data every day. The pressure posed by these threats is continuously increasing as criminals find potential and more sophisticated ways to attack. Information technology security has become more important than ever before. Individuals, private firms, government agencies, SMBs, and enterprises, are all equally targeted by cybercriminals.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has defined common patch management practices and requirements for industrial control systems. An essential component in protecting a nation’s critical infrastructure is the security of control systems. The critical infrastructure consists of transmission systems, electric power generators, dams and water systems, transportation systems, communication systems, etc. Patch management has become more complex and critical when it applies to industrial control systems.
This article will highlight patch management as an essential component of the preventive maintenance for advanced technologies used in industrial control systems. Let’s get started.