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OT Cyber Security in Life Sciences Manufacturing 4.0 – Whitepaper Released

Posted on March 23, 2021 by

Helena Graham

The need for increased performance, agility and flexibility, combined with technology evolution has created the Smart Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. Digital integration and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has many benefits, however it is also leading to new threats and vulnerabilities especially in the Life Sciences manufacturing space.

Cyber-attackers are targeting organisations around the world from different verticals, including manufacturing companies in the Pharma and Biotech sectors. Traditionally this threat was focused on IT systems, but with an increase of smart or connected devices being used on the manufacturing shop-floor, Operations Technologies (OT) systems are now at increased risk also.

In this whitepaper, we discuss how cyber – resiliency programs can help manufacturing companies to respond to and recover from cyber attacks, while minimising the impact on the core business processes. We also look at how to avoid operational disruption and maintain the integrity of critical systems and data.

We review:

– The latest trends in the cyber security landscape and their impact on manufacturing
– How to expect the unexpected and recover from cyber security incidents quickly
– How to build a cyber security resilience program based on internationally approved frameworks

Access this whitepaper here: OT Cyber Security in Life Sciences 4.0


About the Authors:

Juan Jose Lopez, Associate Director of Security and Governance

Juan is an Associate Director in the Cognizant Security Architecture and Governance Team, focused on security process design, cybersecurity architecture assessment and governance for OT and IoT solutions.
He has more than 10 years of experience as Cybersecurity and Information Security Manager in different verticals (telecommunications, manufacturing and resources and energy utilities) implementing cybersecurity best practices based on main international standards: ISO/ IEC 27000 series, ISA/IEC 62443 series and NIST series.
He is also member of various global cyber security organisations including ENISA, ISA99 Committee, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC27 and IEC TC 65/WG10.

Trevor Marshall, Director Global Engineering

As Director for Global Engineering, Trevor leads the global engineering team with oversight and direction for the technical solution provided to clients across all the manufacturing platforms, including Automation, Manufacturing Execution Systems and Digital Industry 4.0.
The Global Engineering department is also responsible for the communities of practice across the organisation and Trevor leads all consultancy engagements for Zenith globally.

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