Bridging the Gap Between Informational Technologists (IT) and Operational Technologists (OT): Finding Common Ground in Addressing Security Threats

September 26, 2018 1:10 PM

While OT and IT may have different backgrounds framing their concerns about the transformation brought about by the Industrial Internet of Things, the main underlying concern for both parties is retaining control of systems and machines and ultimately the safety of their employees and customers. This panel will discuss bridging the gap between IT professionals, who are new to the element of physical risk to industrial systems they are helping oversee, and OT professionals, who are adjusting to facing threats outside of their control as industrial systems move away from entirely closed loop structures. As the separation between OT and IT continues to fade, finding common ground and building working relationships between OT and IT is essential to addressing increasing security threats.

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