Tag: OT

Software, Technology

Cisco, partners to offer tailored IoT/OT packages

February 29, 2024

Via: Network World

Cisco has implemented a new blueprint that involves working more closely with partners to offer packages of networking and software components that meld IT elements with Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT). OT suppliers gain access to Cisco’s […]


Three new advanced threat groups targeted industrial organizations last year

February 28, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Industrial organizations that own operational technology (OT) assets were targeted by three new advanced threat groups last year. In total, industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos tracked 10 OT-focused threat groups that had active operations in 2023, but attacks from hacktivists and […]


What would an OT cyberattack really cost your organization?

August 15, 2023

Via: CSO Online

If there’s one thing an organization’s C-suite technology and their plant managers, operators, and OT experts need to be on the same page about, it’s this: Downtime is never an option. It’s one thing if the IT systems have to […]

Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Securing industrial IoT: a guide to selecting your architecture

July 30, 2020

Via: Cisco Blog

As organizations are increasingly connecting industrial control networks to the IT environment, cloud applications, and remote workers, the airgap created by the demilitarized zone (DMZ) erodes, and new ways to secure operational technology (OT) networks must be deployed. A security […]

Hardware, Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Three requirements to securely connect your industrial network

July 1, 2020

Via: Cisco Blog

Digital transformation initiatives are driven by the desire to make data-driven business decisions. Whether you’re looking to increase production, reduce waste, or improve safety, the answer resides in your data: collecting it, analyzing it, and learning from it. But what […]

Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Optimizing manufacturing’s new output: data

April 16, 2020

Via: Cisco Blog

Digital-first enterprises deliver eight times more revenue growth and twice as much profit margin than their peers. It’s true in retail. It’s true in banking. And it’s true in manufacturing – the focus of this blog post. My friend and […]

Monitoring&Analysis, Security, Wireless

How to secure the modern utility grid

March 24, 2020

Via: Cisco Blog

Utilities are embracing modernization efforts to increase efficiency and reliability and enable renewable energy. But there’s another trend utilities must account for: cyberattacks. Attacks in July of 2019 against the US and in December of 2015 against the Ukraine power […]


Three IoT trends to watch this month

January 16, 2020

Via: Cisco Blog

The world of IoT continues to grow as our more than 70,000 customers take their deployments to the next level. Whether or not you are attending Cisco Live in Barcelona on January 27th – 30th, you will want to tune […]


Bridging the divide: Getting IT and OT to work together for industrial IoT

January 7, 2020

Via: Cisco Blog

Industrial IoT has the potential to transform business processes in manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, and more. However, organizations must first overcome numerous challenges, one of which is bridging the divide between IT and operational technology (OT). Having the right […]

Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Manufacturing: Secure networks to cell/area zone

November 19, 2019

Via: Cisco Blog

Strictly speaking, threats to manufacturers’ security isn’t a new phenomenon. For several years, factories have fallen prey to security breaches – experiencing everything from brief production disruptions to significant business impacts. Known incidents in 2017 cost manufacturers more than $10 […]

Monitoring&Analysis, Security, Software

To secure industrial IoT, use segmentation instead of firewalls

September 11, 2019

Via: Networkworld Software

The internet of things (IoT) has been top of mind for network and security professionals for the better part of the past five years. This has been particularly true for the area of industrial IoT (IIoT). Connected industrial devices are […]


Get ready for the convergence of IT and OT networking and security

August 16, 2019

Via: Networkworld Software

Most IT networking professionals are so busy with their day-to-day responsibilities that they don’t have time to consider taking on more work. But for companies with an industrial component, there’s an elephant in the room that is clamoring for attention. […]

Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Visibility is Essential for Effective OT Security

July 19, 2019

Via: CSO

Operational Technology (OT) systems are responsible for the critical operations across a wide variety of industries, including Energy & Utilities, Manufacturing, and Transportation, and Defense. OT foundationally drives everything from manufacturing floors and oil rigs to complex transportation systems. Arguably, […]


A guide to maximizing your chances of success with IoT

April 4, 2019

Via: Cisco Blog

“Dream big, start small.” This may sound like a clichéd phrase from a motivational poster, but it’s actually a very valuable piece of advice for enterprises to heed when deploying Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. By now, we all know […]


Integration Headache: Cybersecurity Challenges With IT/OT Security

June 3, 2016

Via: Toms IT Pro

If you ask the average person to define Information Technology (IT), most of the time you’ll get a correct answer. That’s not the case with Operational Technology (OT). Often, even managers at most organizations are either unaware of OT’s existence […]