If data loss is your only concern, back it up… in addition to using the many options of firewalls, encryption, VPNs and other various software-based protections.
If you are protecting physical assets … It’s time to turn to physical cybersecurity that was developed to BLOCK attacks on physical assets.
This is a question that might not even emerge initially in the minds of IT security professionals. However, when we take a closer look, the differences are clear. Messing up the physical process can kill us, can shut down our billion-dollar production lines, and can corrupt outputs like clean water or pharmaceutical products. In short, tampering with physical processes put public safety at risk. Monitoring is data. Control signals are much, much more important than data.