Modern-day industrial and critical infrastructure organizations rely heavily on the operational technology (OT) environment to produce their goods and services. Beyond traditional IT operations that utilize servers, routers, PCs and switches, these organizations also rely on OT, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), distributed control systems (DCSs) and human machine interfaces (HMIs) to run their physical plants and factories. While OT devices have been in commercial use since the late 1960s, a complete transformation has occurred, changing the way we operate, interact with and secure the OT environment.
Many organizations have opted to converge their IT and OT environments, which can yield many benefits; at the same time, these decisions are not without risk.
Download this whitepaper to learn about the “accidental convergence phenomenon” and best practices to ensure the security of your operations if this should happen.