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OT Security
Understanding the Importance of Operational Technology (OT) Security

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Discover the significance of OT Security in protecting industrial
control systems. Learn how AEGYS Datalytics safeguards your
OT environments from cyber threats.
01 / Safeguarding Industrial Control Systems

At AEGYS Datalytics, we recognize the critical role of Operational Technology (OT) Security in protecting the systems that monitor and control industrial operations. These systems, which include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and other control system configurations such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), are integral to various industries such as manufacturing, power generation, and transportation.

02 / The Importance of OT Security

OT security is paramount because a compromise in these systems can lead to significant consequences including operational downtime, physical damage, environmental harm, and even risks to human safety. Unlike Information Technology (IT) systems, where the focus is often on protecting data confidentiality, OT systems prioritize the availability and reliability of the system and the safety of personnel and the environment.

The convergence of IT and OT has brought about increased efficiency and productivity in industrial operations. However, it has also expanded the attack surface for potential cyber threats. Traditional IT security measures are often insufficient to protect OT environments, as they do not account for the specific requirements and protocols of industrial control systems.

03 / Our Approach to OT Security

Therefore, OT security at AEGYS Datalytics involves specialized strategies and solutions designed to protect these systems. This includes network segmentation, continuous monitoring of system activity, regular vulnerability assessments, and the implementation of robust incident response plans. We also provide training for staff to recognize potential threats and understand the importance of following cybersecurity protocols.

In summary, OT security is a critical aspect of cybersecurity that focuses on protecting the systems that control industrial operations from cyber threats, ensuring the safety, reliability, and efficiency of these operations. Contact AEGYS Datalytics today to learn how we can help secure your OT environments.

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