Considerations for an IDS in an OT Environment
November 25, 2020

Rapid technical evolution within the utility data center, including smart metering, IoT, and cloud-based solutions, are all giving rise to more focus on and investment in the cybersecurity of OT networks.

The Intrusion Detection System (IDS), already a staple in IT security, is gaining increased relevance to the utility industry, as IDS vendors have enhanced their products with features specifically for Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The IDS can now serve as a critical tool in the monitoring of SCADA/EMS/DMS networks.

This white paper explores the recent advancements in IDS technology as they relate to Industrial Control Systems, the benefits of leveraging IDS in the utility OT domain, and presents some key considerations for those interested in adopting IDS in the OT environment.