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Operational technology

Operational technology

Operational technology definition

Operational technology is software and hardware technology that detects or controls assets, processes, equipment, and events. Operational technology has become a crucial element of both public and private infrastructures such as power plants, transportation systems, and energy monitoring.

Operational technology security risks

  • Operational technology components are often aimed at achieving functional goals without regard for the security element. It makes them vulnerable to cyberattacks and therefore requires enhanced security features.
  • Companies have to rely on operational technology vendors, thus minimizing flexibility when implementing fixes and updates.

Further reading

Ultimate digital security