White Paper: Top 20 Critical Controls for ICS Cybersecurity

White Paper: Top 20 Critical Controls for ICS Cybersecurity

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SANS Institute’s top 20 critical controls was originally developed to guide enterprise IT best practices, but escalating threats to critical infrastructure operations are driving a growing trend – industrial control system operators are adopting these standards to guide their development of sound technology processes, procedures and programs.

In this white paper, we’ve compiled key takeaways for building an effective and sustainable cybersecurity program with operational technology environments. We’ve mapped the top 20 critical controls to real-world business value across infrastructure operations including:

Operational uptime and efficiency
Improved situational awareness
Cyber risk mitigation
Resource relief and scalability of tools
Audit success