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Cyber Security for Operational Technology (OT): A Guide

The expansion of the Industrial Internet is leading to the need for specialized cyber security tools to protect operational technology.

You’ve locked up the IT side of things, but your operational technology (OT) is wide open — leaving you vulnerable. 2017 was the year that showed the world that major industrial cyber attacks on a global scale are not only possible, but they’re happening — a lot.

The industry is still recovering from brutal viruses such as WannaCry and Petya that wreaked havoc on power grids, mass transportation systems, government servers and on manufacturing and oil giants worldwide.

Securing your information technology is a good and important step in business, but don’t forget about locking up the systems we rely on most in manufacturing, energy and water – the operational technology.

The global IoT market will grow to $457 billion by 2020, causing billions of sensors to be rolled out rapidly as the Industrial Internet expands. The devices for operational technology are very different than those found on information technology networks and they need specialized technology to protect them. 

Download the GrayMatter Cyber Security Guide for Operational Technology to get a comprehensive understanding of security in the OT world including top vulnerabilities. The guide walks you through the first steps in knowing what’s on your network and has specific advice about the assessment process from our top cyber security consultants.

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