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User Behavior Analytics Could Find a Home in the OT World of the IIoT

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User Behavior Analytics Could Find a Home in the OT World of the IIoTThe technology never really took off in IT, but it could be very helpful in the industrial world.

Second of a two-part series.

In my last piece for Dark Reading, I explored the security uncertainty created by the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) in organizations undergoing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) digitalization. Among the manifestations of this uncertainty — and occasional friction between internal IT and OT teams — is a lack of clarity regarding ownership of IIoT security solutions.

As someone who has worked in OT and IT, I suggested that industrial companies adopting IIoT use the hard-won lessons of IT to leapfrog to an advanced state of IIoT security, and proposed separation of endpoint networks and microsegmentation as pure IT approaches that could be ported as-is and work well in the OT world.

There is also a fertile middle ground. User behavior...(continued)

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