Intellectual property (IP) theft as a component of broader adversary operations is an enduring and acknowledged risk, but one which is more often referenced in relation to enterprise IT environments than operational technology (OT) networks. However, OT networks are not immune from this threat given the increase in interconnectivity with IT networks. Organizations should be prioritizing the protection of their OT environments from these increasing risks.
This whitepaper outlines the increasing cyber risks for IP theft in OT environments, focusing on manufacturing operations. You’ll learn:
- Why operational technology is at greater risk for intellectual property theft
- What types of information can be extracted from manufacturing operations
- The value of specific types of information to a cyber adversary
- The physical consequences of IP theft in a manufacturing operations environment