While OT shares some similar operating systems, network connections, digital architectures, and cybersecurity risks as IT, there is definitely not a one-to one relationship between the two worlds, writes Peter Vescuso in this article from Automation 2020 (April 2020). There remain many unique constraints to securing the operational world of industrial control systems (ICSs). Organizations need to open the lines of communication between IT and OT. “Experts from both domains must start to work cohesively to bolster the resiliency of the business no matter which side of the house the cyberthreats target.”
Key words: Internet of Things (IoT), carrier services, communications, computer/network hardware


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