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Securing Operational Technology – The Solution for Your Industrial Processes

OT stands for Operational Technology. This refers to both hardware and software that control and monitor physical devices. The video explains in a simple way how equipment in the production area is attacked and how you can protect yourself against it with OT security solutions.

OT is not only used in production facility, but also in many other areas, such as energy suppliers, water suppliers or medical technology. Important components in OT are industrial control systems (ICS). These include, for example, SCADA systems (Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and PAC (Programmable Automation Controller). In OT, one always considers processes and not the individual product.

OT security deals with the protection of devices and networks in OT environments. It includes technologies, organisational measures and processes to monitor and protect the availability and integrity of the systems. Its central goal is to ensure trouble-free operation. In detail, OT security means something different for everyone – depending on the position they occupy. A facility operator (asset owner) has a different perspective and different priorities than an integrator or a component manufacturer (product supplier). Therefore, OT security concepts must always be individually coordinated.

Additional information on this topic can be found here.

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