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The Cyber Threat to Operational Technology

The Cyber Threat to Operational Technology

Published By:

Government of Canada






Executive Summary

Operational technology (OT) plays an essential role in the management of Canada’s critical infrastructure (CI), and as a result, the cybersecurity of OT is very important to Canada’s national security. OT—the hardware and software used to monitor and make changes in the physical world—originated primarily in industry, and commonly refers to the devices controlling industrial equipment. OT is extensively used to automate industrial processes in diverse sectors.

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