OT Security: Best Practices for CISOsL&T Group CISO Uday Deshpande on Securing Operational Technology
The lack of standardization is one of the significant challenges when securing OT environments. Customizing and aligning OT security with the business is key, says Uday Deshpande, CISO at Mumbai-based L&T Group.
"The awareness is definitely rising. ... More and more organizations are beginning to integrate OT environments to their core platforms," he says. "In traditional security, we exercise security-by-design principles, and you have to extend those to OT."
Deshpande believes security practitioners need to get more involved in these OT projects.
In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Mumbai Security Summit, Deshpande discusses:
- The state of the OT ecosystem;
- Gaps and challenges in securing OT;
- Best practices for CISOs and security leaders.
Deshpande is the CISO for Larsen & Toubro group of companies, with the overall responsibility for security for L&T companies in defense, construction, power, smart cities, and realty. He has more than 22 years of experience leading global information security programs, enterprise risk management and compliance projects, and was previously the CISO for Tata Motors.