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ARC, NOZOMI WEBINAR ON CYBERSECURITY AND IT/OT CONVERGENCE

Convergence of Different Organizations with Different Values. Convergence has obvious implications for cybersecurity. OT’s focus on non-stop operations and eliminating unscheduled downtime is raising the cybersecurity issue on the IT side, and increased data from IT is raising the same issue on the OT side. Each organization’s behavior is driven by what they value, how they think, and how they are rewarded. OT professionals prioritize availability over everything else. This includes systemwide integrity and security. Unless the few-and-far-between upgrades are going on, system access is generally limited, and the environment is stable.