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Industrial Cybersecurity for the Automotive Industry

Claroty empowers automakers to harden their production and assembly lines against cyber threats by extending comprehensive industrial cybersecurity controls to their OT, IoT, IIoT, and BMS assets, as well as all other cyber-physical systems (CPS).

The Industrial Cybersecurity Challenge Facing Automakers

Escalating inflation, competition, supply chain constraints, operational re-shoring, sustainability initiatives, and the surging popularity of ride-sharing are among many factors fueling digital transformation in the automotive industry. From innovations that expedite production and assembly lines for electric, autonomous, and other advanced models, to cloud connectivity that integrates ERP and MES data across enterprise and factory networks to drive efficiencies, to robotic controllers that boost both throughput and safety — the benefits of automation, IT/OT connectivity, and CPS across the industry are undeniable.

But for many automakers, these benefits are outpaced by industrial cybersecurity risks. The industry’s embrace of digitization continues to expand its attack surface — and the frequency of M&A activity, often-vast geographic distribution of OT environments, and widespread reliance on remote connectivity are amplifying risk exposure and complicating existing security and operational challenges. This harsh reality has manifested in recent years as ransomware infections that halt assembly lines, rogue insiders that remotely alter configurations to compromise production, and other attacks that exploit weaknesses in the CPS on which the availability, integrity, and safety of automotive manufacturing rely. Mitigating these risks to gain cyber and operational resilience requires automakers to embrace a new approach that extends beyond traditional IT security solutions.

Key Principles for Securing OT in the Automotive Industry

Securing the OT environments that underpin automotive production and assembly requires that automakers follow three key principles:

1. Gain visibility into all CPS in your OT environment

A comprehensive inventory of all OT, IoT, IIoT, and BMS assets — and all other CPS — that underpin your OT environment across each plant is the foundation of effective industrial cybersecurity. It’s also why Claroty has long prioritized our ability to deliver the industry-leading visibility that our automotive customers need to secure their most critical assets and operations.

2. Integrate your existing IT tools & workflows with OT

Since most CPS use proprietary protocols and legacy systems, they are simply incompatible with traditional IT solutions — but that doesn’t mean they have no place in OT. Rather than urge customers to expand their already-extensive tech stacks, Claroty integrates with them. As a result, our automotive customers can simply extend their existing tools and workflows from IT to OT.

3. Extend your IT security controls & governance to OT

Unlike their IT counterparts, most OT environments in automotive lack essential cybersecurity controls and consistent governance. Claroty eliminates this gap. After providing visibility into all CPS and integrating your IT tools and workflows with OT, Claroty extends your IT controls to OT — unifying your security governance and driving all use cases on your journey to cyber and operational resilience.

Driving Cyber Resilience from IT to OT with Claroty

The Claroty journey to cyber resilience empowers automakers to extend — and further optimize — the following cybersecurity use cases and governance areas from IT to OT:

Asset Discovery

Claroty’s automated asset discovery capabilities create a centralized inventory that serves as the foundation for all cyber resilience use cases, empowering automakers with real-time visibility into all OT, IoT, and BMS assets and all other CPS throughout your OT environment.

Vulnerability Management

Claroty extends your IT vulnerability and risk management controls to OT by automatically identifying, assessing, and recommending remedial actions for all vulnerabilities affecting CPS in your OT environment, enabling you to prioritize and implement mitigations to minimize lateral risk transfer.

Network Protection

Claroty hardens automakers' OT environments against cyber threats by automatically defining network segmentation policies to be easily enforced by your firewall and NAC solutions, as well as providing secure remote access purpose-built with controls for internal and third-party OT users.

Threat Detection

Claroty enables automakers to continuously monitor for and respond to the earliest indicators of threats — ranging from ransomware, to equipment failures, to malicious insiders, to IP theft, to misconfigurations —before they impact production, assembly, safety, compliance, or other assets.

Extending Operational Resilience from IT to OT with Claroty

The Claroty journey to operational resilience empowers automakers to extend and optimize the following security and operational use cases and governance areas from IT to OT:

Asset Discovery

Operational resilience starts with gaining full visibility into all CPS in your OT environment. Claroty’s automated asset discovery capabilities deliver just this — providing automakers with the complete, real-time visibility you need as the foundation for all operational resilience use cases.

Change Management

Change management is essential to governance, compliance, maintenance, and procurement decisions enterprise-wide. Claroty empowers MoC programs across IT and OT with continuous asset and operational monitoring and flexible reporting to inform these and related decisions.

Asset Management

Claroty makes it easy for automotive manufacturers to optimize asset management by connecting all asset and operational data to CMMS and CMDB systems, ensuring records are accurate and informing preventative maintenance and supply chain management decisions, among others.

OT Remote Access

Claroty Secure Remote Access (SRA) offers highly secure and granularly controlled remote access that is frictionless to use and administer and supports all OT remote access use cases key to automotive manufacturing: from remote maintenance, to auditing, to vendor management and more.

Simplifying Compliance for Automakers

Complying with recommended standards and required regulations is a notoriously complex, ever-evolving endeavor for automotive manufacturers. Claroty simplifies compliance not only with respect to cybersecurity but also in adjacent areas — from safety, to quality assurance, to supply chain, and more. Highlights include:

Regulations & Legislation

Claroty’s support for the full cyber-physical systems security journey supports and simplifies compliance with the requirements set forth by NHTSA, UN 155, EPA, NIS 2.0, RCE, SOCI/SLACIP, cGMPs, and many more.

Recommended Practices & Standards

Compliance with the following cybersecurity practices and standards is enabled by the controls offered by Claroty’s portfolio: CISA CGPs, NIST CSF, ISO 27001, IEC 62443, CIS, ISO/SAE DIS 21434, and many more.

Why the Automotive Industry Trusts Claroty

Six of the largest 10 automakers worldwide trust Claroty to safeguard their CPS and the availability, integrity, and safety of the vehicles they manufacture — and that the mobility of our society depends on. Here's why:

Top 3
Industrial Automation Vendors

The Top 3 automation vendors (Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Siemens) invest in, partner with, and are loyal customers of Claroty, further validating our leadership.

35+
Awards

Our comprehensive cybersecurity platform has earned dozens of accolades for seamlessly enhancing the safety, security, and efficiency of OT, IoT, IIoT, BMS, and other CPS.

400+
Disclosures

Our award-winning Team82 researchers have disclosed more vulnerabilities than any other group. Their findings enhance our platform’s protections and drive security industry-wide.

“Claroty alerts us to vulnerabilities in real-time. This is a must-have solution for our manufacturing operations because it allows our organization to quickly identify which assets have potential vulnerabilities and prioritize the actions we need to take in order to reduce and eliminate potential risks.”

Kevin Tierney
Vice President of Global Cybersecurity, General Motors

Technical Partner Spotlight

Claroty's vast technical ecosystem further expands the capabilities — and ROI — of our automotive customers’ existing security and operational investments. Key technical integration partners include:

Our Products

xDome

Claroty xDome is a highly flexible, modular SaaS-based solution that supports your entire industrial cybersecurity journey.

SRA

Claroty Secure Remote Access (SRA) delivers frictionless, reliable, and secure remote access for internal and third-party industrial personnel.

CTD

Claroty Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) is a robust solution that delivers comprehensive cybersecurity controls for industrial environments.

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xDome/Medigate/CTD

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