Securing the Industrial Backbone: Cybersecurity Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigation Strategies in Control and Automation Systems

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Jihane Ben Slimane, Ahmad Alshammari


Industrial Control and Automation Systems are the invisible workhorses of modern industry, managing critical infrastructure and manufacturing processes. The increasing convert of IT and OT networks has exposed ICAS to a growing range of cybersecurity threats. This paper explores the current landscape of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities plaguing ICAS. It delves into the technical aspects of these vulnerabilities, ranging from network weaknesses to human error. Additionally, the paper proposes a comprehensive set of mitigation strategies that can be implemented to bolster the security posture of ICAS. These strategies encompass network segmentation, access control, vulnerability management, incident response planning, and ongoing security awareness training. Finally, the paper highlights the importance of adhering to industry security standards and fostering a culture of cybersecurity within organizations.

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