Rise of the Machines: Transforming Cybersecurity Strategy for the Age of IoT

In most organizations, Information Technology (IT) includes the technology used to manage and process information, while Operational Technology (OT) encompasses the devices and technology that interact with the physical world. IT and OT were, for a long time, regarded as two distinct areas of an organization. Nowadays, these two domains are converging with the rise of connected embedded devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). Consequently, IT security teams are increasingly responsible not only for protecting the processing of information but also for running secure business operations. According to Gartner, “by 2021, 70 percent of OT security will be managed directly by the CIO, CISO, or CSO department up from 35 percent today.

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