ICS Backup and Restore
Trusted, available operational technology (OT) information is critical to the safe, reliable and profitable operation of industrial processes yet it faces risk of corruption or loss from both malicious and non-malicious events. In fact, ransomware attacks against industrial entities jumped more than 500 percent over the last two years. A sound Backup and Recovery practice is foundational in any OT Cybersecurity Program and, in the event of a ransomware or wiper attack, may be the last line of defense. Despite best efforts, it is highly likely that at some point in the operation of an ICS there will be a loss of a device or server containing critical data. Whether this loss is due to accidental or malicious forces, it is critical that a comprehensive backup and restore policy be in place to recover this data.
aeSolutions can assist in the development and implementation of a backup and restore program and the deployment of automated backup systems to assist organizations in meeting the requirements set forth in ICS cybersecurity standards such as ISA/IEC 62443 and NERC CIP.
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