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Apply These Four Foundational Controls to Increase the Security of Your OT Environment

Published: 27 July 2018

ID: G00348833

Analyst(s): Wam Voster


Operational technology is increasingly connected to corporate IT networks, meaning threats traditionally only appearing in IT now can permeate OT as well. Security and risk management leaders should implement foundational controls to stop these threats from jeopardizing their OT.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Deploy the Right Architecture to Create Segmentation of the IT and OT Networks
  • Implement OT-Specific Patch Management
  • Only Deploy Antivirus/Anti-malware After Consultation With the Equipment Vendor and Only to Those Systems That Support It
  • Set Up Log Management and Monitoring

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