Gartner Research

Security and Engineering — Converging or Colliding?

Published: 18 June 2018

ID: G00348946

Analyst(s): Wam Voster


The objectives of security in production environments — reliability and safety before confidentiality and integrity — are different from those in the corporate world. Security and risk management leaders must ensure that engineering and security cooperate to safeguard uninterrupted OT functioning.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Learn to Live With an Environment of Two Speeds, and Work With the Two Worlds to Reconcile the Differences
  • Leverage the Methods Used by Engineers for Safety in the OT Domain
  • Realize One Size Does Not Fit All and No Single Vendor Can Deliver Everything in an Aligned IT/OT World
  • Include Safety, Reliability (and Privacy) in the Mantra of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability in Strategy, Policy and Other Documents

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