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7 Questions SRM Leaders Aren't Asking OT Security Providers During Technology Selection

Published: 11 January 2018

ID: G00346428

Analyst(s): Saniye Alaybeyi


The diverse and complex nature of industrial IoT and operational technology security use cases make the technology selection difficult. Security and risk management leaders must ask these seven prescriptive questions to improve the process.

Table Of Contents


  • Question No. 1: Is the Solution Vendor-Agnostic?
  • Question No. 2: Does the Solution Provide Asset Discovery to Enable Operational Continuity and System Integrity?
  • Question No. 3: Does the Solution Detect and Alert on Known Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures?
  • Question No. 4: Can the Solution Evolve From Mirror Mode to In-Line Security?
  • Question No. 5: Does Your Solution Provide IT Support in Addition to OT?
  • Question No. 6: Does Your Solution Support Secure IT/OT Alignment?
  • Question No. 7: Is the Solution Designed to Live in an OT Environment From a Hardware or Operating Environment Perspective?

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