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What is OT (Operational Technology) cybersecurity?

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In the 1700s, the first industrial revolution started with a need for industrial controls. The conversion of steam energy into usable energy was dangerous, however, after a decade, the new power source energy was able to be tamed.

In the fourth industrial revolution, the developments in the automation world led to developing the controls on physical systems. Operational Technology cybersecurity is used for software, hardware, practices, personnel, and services meant for OT infrastructures, people, and data.

However, with the current tech trends and the need for big data to collect and analyze, cybersecurity is needed to protect the OT (Operational Technology).

As per Gartner firm analyst:

OT is defined as “Hardware and software that detects or causes a change through the direct monitoring and/or control of physical devices, processes, and events in asset-centric enterprises, particularly in production and operations.”

A clear distinction is made between OT and ICS.

The different OT Cybersecurity Frameworks needed in different sectors are: –

OT is also one of the big contributors to the economical and safe delivery of clean water, energy, and wastewater treatment.

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