Global alliance addresses OT security threats


The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA), a new global alliance focused on cyber security, has been launched. It has been established to help companies address the OT security challenges that continue to put operations, and consequently, business at risk.

Cyber-attacks on critical and industrial infrastructure are on the rise, impacting operational reliability and business risk across all industries, including utilities, manufacturing and oil and gas.

Furthermore, threats to operational technology (OT) – the hardware and software dedicated to monitoring and controlling physical devices such as valves, pumps, etc. – can disrupt operations, negatively impact productivity, cause ecological damage and compromise human safety.

Industry partners that have joined OTCSA include; ABB, Check Point Software, BlackBerry Cylance, Forescout, Fortinet, Microsoft, Mocana, NCC Group, Qualys, SCADAFence, Splunk and Wärtsilä.

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Source: Power Engineering International