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Definition: Operational Technology Security

Published: 13 September 2013

ID: G00257497

Analyst(s): Earl Perkins


Operational technology security monitors, measures and protects industrial automation, industrial process control, and related systems that identify, sense and/or control changes of state in physical infrastructures. It also supplements IT security to protect the Internet of Things.

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  • Key Challenge
  • Recommendation



  • Definition
  • Attributes
  • Examples
  • How OT Security Is Different From IT Security
  • Adjacent Concepts
    • Internet of Things Security
    • Physical Security
    • SCADA, DCS and PCS Security

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