Intersection between IT and OT  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This 2020 Energy Exchange Extra session provides the attendee with an understanding of cybersecurity as it encompasses both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems, the similarities and differences, which standards apply when, and tools and approaches for monitoring and detection of OT systems. Attendees will also learn how compromised systems are recovered.


Eric Lynch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Julia Rotondo, Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Kenneth Frische, Director of Cybersecurity Services, HDR

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Differentiate between IT and OT with respect to cybersecurity practices;
  • Distinguish how IT cybersecurity tactics techniques and protocols are and are not applied to OT systems;
  • Develop an understanding the process of reconstituting compromised OT systems; and
  • Explore automated tools and manual monitoring available.
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