Greater transparency for industrial and critical infrastructure networks is vital. Operational technology (OT) systems control industrial and critical infrastructure in sectors such as energy, utilities, manufacturing, communications, transportation, and defence. OT networks are increasingly intersecting with internet-connected information technology (IT) networks.

This overlap means that the ever-expanding IT attack surface now exposes previously isolated OT systems to the full assortment of IT-based threats. Because traditional security strategies were not designed for the unique and sensitive needs of OT, network operations analysts must seek out protection that provides visibility, control, and situational awareness across these environments. This guide from Fortinet takes you through the basics.

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