OT networks can cover huge amounts of real estate and span a variety of network segments. Protection requires broad, integrated, and automated security systems that can see and respond to threats immediately, anywhere across the extended network.
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.