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Combat converged IT and OT security risks - Forescout

April 09, 2019 / Forescout

Ongoing digital transformation combined with escalating attacks on IT and operational technology (OT) networks by increasingly sophisticated hackers is creating unprecedented levels of vulnerability for organisations. At specific risk are healthcare organisations, manufacturers, energy providers, and any business where building management technology is part of the IT network. This risk is putting new demands on CIOs and CISOs who are now tasked with protecting this entire business ecosystem. In the next two years, the amount of OT security managed directly by CIOs and CISOs is likely to double. By 2023, Gartner predicts that the average CIO will be responsible for more than three times the endpoints they managed in 2018.