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Gartner: 7 Questions SRM (Security & Risk Management) Leaders Aren't Asking OT Security Providers During Technology Selection

Which questions have you overlooked and why do the answers matter?

According to Gartner, “OT SRM (security and risk management) leaders must ask the right questions during the technology procurement process to achieve long-term success in their security investments.” Further, Gartner states, “Translating IT security practices and copying IT security technology will not result in a secure operational technology (OT) environment.”

By reading “7 Questions SRM Leaders Aren't Asking OT Security Providers,” you’ll learn which questions to ask, why they matter, and be armed with follow-up guidance to make smarter decisions. Questions covered include:

  1. Does the Solution Provide Asset Discovery to Enable Operational Continuity and System Integrity?
  2. Does the Solution Detect and Alert on Known Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures?
  3. Does Your Solution Provide IT Support in Addition to OT?
  4. Does Your Solution Support Secure IT/OT Alignment?

Threats and vulnerabilities originally targeting IT are increasingly being introduced into the OT domain. This Gartner report is an ideal resource for security and risk management leaders looking for ways to overcome this challenge.

Source: 7 Questions SRM Leaders Aren't Asking OT Security Providers, Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi, January 11, 2018.

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