IT/OT Risk Assessment and Analysis

Give us one to two days and our IT/OT Risk Assessment and Analysis will help you prioritize, plan and prepare for your facility’s future.

IT/OT Risk Assessments Help Your Company Process, Plan & Progress

An IT/OT Risk Assessment and Analysis is an inventory of a facility’s control systems and IT infrastructure. It identifies weak points in the controls system(s), viability of existing equipment, hardware and software, and sources of security risk.

Manufacturing facilities operate on a 24/7 production timeline; this often leads to a complex history with a multitude of piecemeal fixes, platforms from multiple vendors, and security vulnerabilities. Over time, production capacity reaches a plateau, and constant repairs are needed just to keep the systems operating.

Perhaps as important as identifying IT/OT risks is creating a plan to update, scale and streamline production capabilities via automation technology and control systems integration. Understanding the current structure of your facility’s automation allows E Tech engineers to propose paths forward, which the client can then tailor to their specific needs.

E Tech Group’s In-Depth Risk Assessments Create a Clear Path to Success

If your company is having trouble optimizing your production capabilities, your facility may benefit from an IT/OT Risk Assessment and Analysis. E Tech Group’s IT team and automation engineers work closely with clients to audit your facility, identify risks, design a remediation plan, and help you execute it.

The result? A super-secure, efficient, flexible automation system that controls processes facility-wide and allows for expansion and scalability. An IT/OT Assessment and Analysis is the key to designing a custom control system that will grow with you.

It All Starts With an IT/OT Risk Assessment & Analysis

An IT/OT Risk Assessment is the compilation of a complete directory of a facility’s control systems and IT infrastructure. Compiling this list allows for the facility to more effectively budget, plan, and account for future remedial work.

Once security and operational risks are identified, they’re assessed and analyzed. This allows E Tech Group’s team to create mitigation plans according to the client’s, goals, needs, resources, and timeline. We perform the diagnosis and prognosis on your automated system(s); how the treatment proceeds is wholly up to you as the client.

  • An E Tech Group representative will come to the facility, open panels and take pictures of each control panel. This process is generally completed in one to two days with an E Tech Group representative being guided by a production facility representative.
  • An E Tech Group IT team member will scan the plant’s network remotely.
  • Once on-site documentation and the IT scan are complete, E Tech Group will collect and analyze all the information, rating each piece of equipment. All the data and analysis will be compiled in a comprehensive client report.
  • E Tech Group will present and review the report to the client. Based on the report, the client can determine their next steps.
  • The report grades each panel and the network for vulnerability and obsolescence. This helps the client determine which remediations and upgrades are the highest priority.
  • The comprehensive audit allows us to create and identify an organizational structure between IT and OT.
  • In tandem, we can create a plan for improving cybersecurity and potential security threats.
  • Risk assessments give an overall evaluation of the health of the network and equipment, which can be useful for capital investment and planning.
  • After the risk assessment is complete the next steps remain the client’s decision. The client report will allow for easy evaluation of top priorities.
  • We can be involved in the remedial work as much or as little as you would like, and would love to assist in any future work you need on your facility’s automation system.

Is an IT/OT Risk Assessment & Analysis right for your organization?

Much like when buying a home, you invest in a home inspection to evaluate an entire property. An Risk IT/OT Assessment provides the same security and information for equipment in production facilities.          
Are you interested in learning more about how this can benefit your organization? Contact us for a 25-minute consultation or to schedule a no-charge planning work shop.

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