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A New Era of Legacy System Security: Automated Solutions for Critical Industries

When we talk about critical infrastructure, we're referring to the systems and things we rely on every day to keep society running smoothly. Think energy, agriculture, transportation, water supply, and telecommunications, just to name a few. Since these systems are all interconnected and rely heavily on technology, they're unfortunately pretty vulnerable to a whole range of threats. From physical attacks to cyber attacks, aging infrastructure to climate change, and even just plain old human error, there are a lot of different risks to consider when it comes to keeping our critical infrastructure secure and functioning properly.

Ensuring Resilience: A Look at the Three Pillars of Critical Infrastructure:

When it comes to keeping our critical infrastructure safe, there are three main things we need to think about: physical security, cybersecurity, and human factors. Unfortunately, a lot of the time these three elements aren't managed or monitored as closely as they should be, which means they can be pretty insecure. For example, you might have industrial control systems, building management systems, fire control systems, and physical access control mechanisms that are all running on a mix of new and old technology. That might not sound like a big deal, but it can actually make these systems a prime target for attacks from both inside and outside sources. And when critical infrastructure is at risk, that's definitely something we need to take seriously.

Technology in Operations Management:

When we talk about operations management, we're basically talking about three different types of technology: product and service technology, process technology, and information technology (or IT for short). And all three of these types of tech are really important when it comes to making sure a business is running smoothly and staying competitive. The thing is, as we start using more and more advanced tech like IoT devices, AI, and machine learning in critical infrastructure systems, it becomes even more important to keep a close eye on how all these different technologies are working together. After all, the last thing we want is for something to go wrong and end up costing us time, money, and maybe even our reputation.

Automated Actionable Observability:

Automated Actionable Observability takes a broader approach to data collection, allowing for the identification of valuable insights and opportunities that can improve the system and increase business value in near real time. By taking action based on these insights, supply chain and logistics industries can prevent system failures and security breaches, and optimize their operations for greater success now and in the future.

Benefits of Actionable Observability:

  1. Improved System Performance - By identifying and addressing potential issues before they become critical, organizations can reduce downtime and increase system reliability and availability.

  2. Greater Security - Actionable Observability enables organizations to detect and respond to security threats in real-time, reducing the risk of data breaches and other security incidents.

  3. Cost Savings - By optimizing operations and preventing system failures, organizations can save on maintenance and repair costs, and reduce downtime-related revenue losses.

  4. Competitive Advantage - With better system performance, security, and cost savings, organizations can gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

As our critical infrastructure systems become more and more interconnected, and as we rely more heavily on technology to keep everything running smoothly, it's becoming increasingly important to be able to monitor, manage and secure our operational systems effectively. That's where Actionable Observability comes in. We need to be able to keep a really close eye on how our critical systems are working, so we can identify any potential issues before they turn into big problems. And when we do that, we can actually improve how well our systems perform, make them more secure, and even save some money in the process.

At Tautuk, we're all about helping critical industries make the most of their data. By taking a broader approach to data collection, we're able to uncover valuable insights and opportunities that can really make a difference when it comes to improving operational systems, boosting security, and ultimately increasing business success. We know that there's so much potential in the data that these industries generate every day, and we're passionate about unlocking that potential to help our clients stay ahead of the game.

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