An Oil & Gas Revolution: The Convergence of IT & OT

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Historically, industrial processes and the technology that supports their operation, Operational Technology (OT), have been isolated from connectivity with the outside world. However, in recent years an increasing number of industrial processes, utilities and factories have become interconnected with each other and their Enterprise LANs.

In the hope of increasing efficiency, driving cost savings, improving decision making capability and enhancing competitiveness, Information Technology (IT) previously only found in Enterprise Networks is now being implemented within industrial networks. As a result, industrial systems are now exposed to risks and dangers that were never considered in their original design: the threat of malware and cyber attack.

In the course of this white paper you will learn about:

  • Security considerations in the separate worlds of IT and OT
  • The inevitability of convergence
  • Convergence: What are the risks?
  • Security for the converged network

This white paper is for you if you work in the fields of:

  • Operations
  • Automation & Process Control Engineering
  • Plant Design
  • Corporate Security
  • HSE
  • IT
  • Procurement