Washington, DC – Following the release of the ONCD National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan, the Operational Technology Cybersecurity Coalition (OT Cyber Coalition) released the following statement:
“Without implementation, there is no meaningful change. This is a critical step forward in building our cyber resilience and taking a strategy from text to execution.
“We also look forward to working with critical infrastructure stakeholders as cybersecurity requirements are established across sectors. It’s essential that Sector Risk Management Agencies, regulators, and the private sector work together to set a path forward on improving the state of cybersecurity in the critical infrastructure community.
“As the appropriate agencies take the lead with each initiative, it will be important that a vendor- and technology-neutral approach is heeded, and the technologies implemented are based on open standards. As the coalition of companies which cover the entire OT lifecycle, we know that successful policies to enhance the cybersecurity readiness of critical infrastructure need technology neutrality at every step.
“There is no single solution that will solve all the cybersecurity threats we collectively face, and this comprehensive plan delivers the necessary directions to address the multiple vulnerabilities present.”
On March 2, 2023, the OT Cyber Coalition released a statement following the announcement of the National Cybersecurity Strategy: OTCC Statement on the Biden Administration National Cybersecurity Strategy (otcybercoalition.org)
About the OT Cyber Coalition
The Operational Technology Cybersecurity Coalition is a diverse group of leading cybersecurity vendors dedicated to improving the cybersecurity of OT environments. Representing the entire OT lifecycle, the OT Cyber Coalition believes that the strongest, most effective approach to securing our nation’s critical infrastructure is one that is open, vendor-neutral, and allows for diverse solutions and information sharing without compromising cybersecurity defenses. The OT Cyber Coalition was founded by Claroty, Forescout, Honeywell, Nozomi Networks, and Tenable in 2022. For more information, visit https://www.otcybercoalition.org/.