Industrial Control System Cyber-Security and Innovation
Cyber Innovation Team Leader, Airbus
The protection of large, complex and interconnected manufacturing Industrial Control Systems against a constantly evolving landscape of diverse threat actors requires a particular set of technical skills and organisational culture. This challenge faces polarised pressures from both a large legacy problem and the move to interconnected, data-driven and IIOT-based future factories. Large organisations often maintain a bespoke infrastructure of control systems, with a unique architecture, organisational structure and set of security challenges that are often impossible to address with off-the-shelf solutions. A strong innovation capability can help plug these gaps with novel technologies, services, knowledge and expertise, but cyber security innovation and technology transfer in a non-cyber company is difficult. Successfully overcoming this hurdle can see leading edge solutions go from idea, to prototype, to at-scale deployment quickly and effectively.