Causes and Consequences of IT and OT Convergence

Causes and Consequences of IT and OT Convergence

Digital transformation (DX) is driving the convergence of IT and OT networks, as organizations seek to reduce costs, increase productivity, and gain or maintain a competitive advantage. This convergence is enabling the integration of networking and digital communications into OT environments, as well as the use of IT-based technologies such as machine learning (ML) and big data.

However, this convergence also exposes OT systems to the entire threat landscape, as the majority of OT networks are now connected to the internet. This greatly increases the attack surface and makes it easier and faster for cybercriminals, nation-states, and hacktivists to exploit OT systems. Download this whitepaper to learn more about:

  • The key drivers of IT and OT convergence;
  • The benefits and risks of IT and OT convergence;
  • Best practices for managing and securing converged IT and OT systems.

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