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The Importance of Operational Technology (OT) Systems to Maintain a Secure Standard of Living in Today’s Modern Society

The Operational Technology (OT) networks (such as industrial control and supervisory control and data acquisition systems [ICS/SCADA]) that run today’s modern society are a collection of devices designed to work together as an integrated and homogenous system. If one of these systems fails, it can have a catastrophic domino effect. For example, electricity requires telecommunications to transfer information on wheeling power from the electrical grid.

By Ronald Jules Hebert, Jr.December 06, 2017