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Cyber Vulnerability Assessment: What a Cyber Security Engineer looks for

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

Cyber Vulnerability Assessments give industry the opportunity to know where they may have weaknesses in their system.

Engineers who design solutions try to look at things with many lenses such as safety, but security is now another aspect that should be considered more than it used to be.

As someone who has made these assessments in the critical infrastructure space it has been interesting to take this birds-eye look at systems and considering the unique problems being faced in OT (Operational Technology) environments.

In this episode I look at a few of the major steps involved and as I go through them give ideas on what I could be looking for. Of course this is a more generic set of ideas and it will be more specific depending on each given site, but it is a good idea to be aware and think of how it can apply in your own environments.

I break it down to 3 main steps to answer: