The Merging of Cybersecurity and Operational Technology


July 2016

As industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity breaches continue to increase, the consequences arising from inadequate protection of information have become an important executive management issue. It follows, then, that the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) has become a business imperative. This whitepaper is a joint investigation by ISACA and the International Society of Automation (ISA) to explore the critical issue of securing Industrial Systems/Industrial Internet, given that cybersecurity is more IT-focused than OT. How do we bring cybersecurity into OT and begin to secure those systems?