Talk about it
If you work with clients as a supplier yourself, it’s important that you also engage with your client on cyber security, Koning continues. “You need to know what their requirements are in terms of cyber security, what network connections are available, and what methods they use to work cyber secure. As a supplier, you’ll also always need to remain aware of potential risks. Just plugging a computer into the network is out of the question. Your customer could also infect you and pass it on to another customer. In short, take responsibility and always work in a cyber secure environment.”
How to proceed?
Once your organization is cyber secured, it doesn’t stop. “You’re never done with cybersecurity. Technology continues to evolve but threats evolve just as much and perhaps much faster than technology. Therefore, continually assess risk, especially when there are mutations. If you change something in the business operations – think of an update, the purchase of a new machine, plugging in an external PC, etc. – always evaluate what the risks could be for you, your customer or your collaboration. If you want to detect irregularities faster, OT cyber security monitoring is a good solution. From data generated, a behaviour baseline is established and which, using machine learning and anomaly detection, allows for quickly detecting anomalous network traffic, allowing you to take action more quickly.”