Our Purpose

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Vendor-neutral, interoperable, standards-based cybersecurity solutions are crucial to ensuring the resiliency of the nation’s critical infrastructure.

The Operational Technology Cybersecurity Coalition is a diverse group of cybersecurity vendors, founded by Claroty, Forescout, Honeywell, Nozomi Networks, and Tenable. Representing the entire OT lifecycle and with decades of experience protecting our nation's critical infrastructure assets, we have joined together to improve the cybersecurity of OT environments. We believe that the strongest, most effective approach to securing our collective defense is one that is open, vendor-neutral, and allows for diverse solutions and information sharing without compromising cybersecurity defenses. 

Our success depends on the strength of many.

The Coalition’s broad representation - consisting of industry leaders, all of whom are usually fierce competitors but who have come together for this effort - will broaden policymakers’ perspectives on key cybersecurity issues and demonstrate the critical need to address these issues.

As the government and private sector stakeholders continue their efforts to secure and defend our nation’s critical infrastructure, we will work collaboratively with CISA, DHS, and sector risk management agencies on how to best deploy an open standards-based and interoperable set of data-sharing solutions to enhance cybersecurity and strengthen our collective defense.

We look forward to working with government and industry on how to deploy an open standards-based and interoperable set of solutions.

Over the course of our engagements, we’ve been successful in sharing how crucial it is that the government adopt a technology-neutral and standards-based approach to cybersecurity. We were encouraged to see language in the Administration’s recent Fact Sheet on the Water Sector Action Plan to promote a similar vendor- and technology-neutral approach, and we want to ensure this approach will be continued as the public and private sectors collaborate to improve the state of OT/ICS cybersecurity. 

 

We invite feedback and requests from CISA, DHS, sector risk management agencies, and industry at large on how to best deploy an open standards-based and interoperable set of data-sharing solutions to enhance cybersecurity and strengthen our collective defense. By increasing awareness of OT/ICS cybersecurity challenges and solutions and by serving as a central resource for the public and private sectors, we hope to bring increased security and control over the country’s most critical environments