Tech

Real Life OT Security Incidents

Case 1: Colonial pipeline ransomware attack Location: Houston, Texas The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was one of the most significant attacks in 2021. The attack caused a gasoline shortage crisis. The CEO of the company testified in front of the US government that the attack was completely avoidable and only because there wasn’t a multifactor…

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Introduction to OT Security

Operational Technology uses hardware and software to monitor and control physical processes, devices, and infrastructure. They use specialized protocols and software to interface with legacy and proprietary systems to automate, monitor, and oversee the operations of industrial machines. The word has come to represent the technological and functional distinctions between standard information technology (IT) systems…

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Difference between OT and IoT

The term “operational technology” (OT) refers to a particular class of hardware and software whose function is to keep track of and manage the operation of physical equipment. In certain ways, OT is concerned with task-specific systems that are designed to meet the demands of specific industries. More crucially, these systems must be able to…

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Difference between IT and OT

Information Technology- Information technology, or IT, is the study of how to use systems, primarily computers, and telecommunications, to carry out a variety of tasks, including gathering input, storing, retrieving, transmitting, editing, and safeguarding data or information so that it can be shared among various organizations. An IT network is made up of software (operating…

Compliance

Benefits of ISA 62443 Compliance

A flexible framework to manage and mitigate present and future security risks in industrial automation and control systems is provided by the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards, developed by the ISA 99 committee and adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). While many cyber security standards are successful in business IT environments, the ISA 62443…