Operational Technology Security: 12-Wk Implementation

Pricewaterhousecoopers (Dubai)

PwC works with Microsoft to deliver services that rapidly deploy, operationalize, and integrate Azure Defender into your Operational Technology (OT) and cybersecurity programs.

Operational Technology (OT) systems are combinations of hardware and software that detect or cause a change to a physical device or process. OT is pervasive, and expanding as firms continue to digitally transform and depend on automation the information generated by these systems. Below are examples of OT across a variety of industries:

  • Energy, Utilities, & Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation & Logistics

The fourth industrial revolution has brought substantial gains in productivity and efficiency, as well as an increased cyber threat landscape for asset owners. As organisations work to quantify and mitigate the increased cyber risk stemming from their interconnected control systems, they continue to struggle with the foundational need of understanding what is on their network, what is communicating, and what is the impact if assets are compromised.

PwC works with Microsoft to deliver services that rapidly deploy, operationalise, and integrate Microsoft Defender for IoT into your Operational Technology (OT) and cybersecurity programs. Whether you are looking to improve existing capabilities or building from the ground up, PwC and Microsoft can help you.

We have built our service offerings around 3 key service offerings. These service offerings can be performed independently, but the most value is achieved when our clients step through them sequentially.

1- Deployment optimisation Leverage PwC accelerators to finalise Azure IoT defender deployment approach, deploy Azure IoT defender across your OT environment, and assist clients in managing organisational change to help drive rapid adoption through training and empowering client teams.

2- Rapid pilot and expand model Pilot Azure IoT defender capabilities using PwC’s rapid deployment approach, including the option to pilot remotely from our OT lab. Support clients in expanding and optimising the rollout of the tool and operationalise with incident response planning playbook development.

3- Cyber portfolio integration Utilise our team of OT security experts to integrate the offering with other Microsoft tools, such as Sentinel, as well as other best of breed products for Asset Management, SIEM, Perimeter Security, and Workflow management.

As a proven Microsoft partner, our approach is closely aligned with Azure Defender for IoT to ensure that your security risks are mitigated in alignment with global best practices. We have an in-depth knowledge of this solution and how improved visibility, anomaly detection and monitored risk can work for you. Whatever stage you are on in your OT security journey, we work with you to ensure you get the most out of your capabilities.

At PwC, we have achieved Gold status for all 18 Microsoft Competencies, ensuring that we deliver only to the highest possible standards. By deploying Azure Defender for IoT, we will ensure that your OT security capabilities capabilities are optimised for your business. Final pricing and timelines will be aligned to your specific requirements.