Solution Type OT Cybersecurity and Safety
Needs Identify key risks and enhance cybersecurity program while adding new equipment for Operational Technology (OT)
BATZ’s manufacturing technology platform had been designed and maintained by a third party. They engaged TUV Rheinland to perform an independent operational technology (OT) and IT cybersecurity risk assessment at their plant. This assessment was based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (NIST Cybersecurity Framework).
Over several weeks, TUV Rheinland worked on site at the plant with the BATZ team, followed by several weeks of analysis offsite, to compile a comprehensive report. In order to gain deeper insights, the TÜV Rheinland team conducted an intensive workshop with BATZ employees – including IT and OT security teams, plant engineering, academic researchers, and support staff.
At the end of the day
BATZ in Industry 4.0 depends heavily on a high level of safety and cybersecurity in OT. By working together with TUV Rheinland OpenSky, BATZ was able to quickly identify key risks; and the top risks were immediately triaged and prioritized. TUV Rheinland developed a plan to address all risks over a span of 18 months. BATZ is poised to prioritize its budget toward most-critical risks. They are also in position to enhance their overall cybersecurity program. Moreover, the organization can now transition to a converged security model so that logical and physical risks can be handled by one dedicated team.
Our cybersecurity solution provided value in a cost-effective, efficient manner. BATZ management has peace of mind that the systems used in the facility have been assessed for risk, and appropriate security controls are in effect.