Why the MITRE ICS ATT&CK Framework is Essential

June 1, 2022

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MITRE ICS ATT&CK Framework Explained

The cybersecurity of industrial control systems (ICSs) is beyond crucial for organizations, which is why the MITRE ICS ATT&CK Framework is such an important tool.

It is important for these two reasons:

1. It provides a common language and method for addressing ICS threats.
2. The framework itself. It helps engineers and cybersecurity experts to identify and mitigate threats to ICSs.

The MITRE ICS ATT&CK framework is organized into three tiers:

– Cybersecurity Functions

– Cybersecurity Capabilities

– Cybersecurity Activities

Each tier includes a set of security controls that can be used to improve the cybersecurity of ICSs:

1. The cybersecurity functions are the fundamental building blocks of ICS security. They include identification, detection, prevention, and response.

2. The cybersecurity capabilities are the ability to apply cybersecurity functions. They include asset management, access control, configuration management, activity monitoring, and incident response.

3. The cybersecurity activities are the execution of the cybersecurity functions and capabilities. They include risk assessment, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, incident response, and forensics.

These three tiers help determine what needs to be done to maintain cybersecurity.

Below is a shortlist of cybersecurity best practices for manufacturers:

– Educate employees on cybersecurity risks and best practices

– Apply strong cybersecurity policies and procedures

– Install and maintain cybersecurity software and hardware

– Frequently test cybersecurity defenses

By following these best practices, manufacturers can help protect their businesses from the consequences of a cybersecurity breach. Click here to learn more about the wide range of cybersecurity solutions that Grantek offers to protect manufacturers.

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