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One year of combining forces to secure our nation's critical infrastructure

Wednesday, April 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the Operational Technology Cybersecurity Coalition (OT Coalition). Founded by Claroty, Forescout, Honeywell, Nozomi Networks, and Tenable for the purpose of helping to secure our nation’s critical infrastructure, over the course of the year the OT Coalition has tripled in size, broadening the expertise of the organization. We greatly value how our members, with their varying backgrounds, come together to advocate for standards-based, vendor-neutral, interoperable solutions as the foundation for federal policies that help enhance cybersecurity in operational technology.

Over the past year, the OT Coalition has engaged on numerous comments and regulatory filings, including:

  • The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act;

  • CISA’s Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Performance Goals; and

  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework 2.0.

We’ve held briefings with key executive and legislative branch officials to advance the federal OT cybersecurity policy discussion, including a roundtable event at RSA, where the OT Coalition members had a conversation on Zero Trust Architecture with CISA Executive Assistant Director Eric Goldstein.

In addition, the OT Coalition was honored to be recognized as Innovation of the Year in the 2022 CyberScoop Awards.

Looking ahead, the OT Coalition will assist in implementation of the National Cybersecurity Strategy, advocate for policies to help the Department of Defense better manage its OT systems, support the recommendations of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee’s report on OT/IT convergence, among other issues. We look forward to being a valued resource to the US Government in the ongoing effort to better protect our nation’s most critical assets.

To keep track of what the OT Coalition is doing to advance policies that help secure our nation’s critical infrastructure, please follow the Operational Technology Cybersecurity Coalition on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you have any questions about our work, please email us at info@otcybercoalition.org.


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