Gartner Research

Secure Your OT With Basic Security Hygiene

Published: 25 April 2018

ID: G00348369

Analyst(s): Wam Voster


The objectives of security in operational technology are different than in IT: Availability and safety trump confidentiality and integrity, which usually are the primary concerns in IT. Security and risk management leaders should apply basic security hygiene processes to secure their OT.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • 1. Ensure Roles and Responsibilities Related to Security for Staff in the OT Environment Are Clear and Documented
  • 2. Create Awareness and Train All OT Staff About Security in OT
  • 3. Maintain an Up-to-Date Asset Inventory of All OT Components
  • 4. Create and Test Backup and Restore Procedures
  • 5. Create a Security Incident Response Process
  • 6. Create a Procedure for the Use of Portable Media

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