Operating Technologies & Integrations is the domain that covers the cybersecurity associated work areas managing production hardware, plant and physical facilities, and physical systems and technologies that aid in the physical execution of manufacturing, processing, assembly or operation of a product. Operating Technologies in mind for cybersecurity include digitally controlled/sensed equipment and cell/ platform assemblies, shop floor tools/systems/software, automation and controls, infrastructure systems, and robotics and other automation assistance used to optimize production and product quality. An added dimension is the inclusion of the physical functionality of all IoT products which have their own operating technologies in the sense of hardware/device security. Operating Technologies and its oft-cited rival, Informational Technologies, are actually positioned as kindred domains. Together they are the apex of cybersecurity in manufacturing, bringing together the physical and digital realms for secure, safe and optimal performance. To both was added the sub-domain of Integration and Convergence and the shared role of the IT/OT Integration Engineer.
- Automation & Controls
- Cyber-Physical Asset Management
- Industrial Controls Security
- Infrastructure Management
- Integration & Convergence
- Physical Systems & Facility Security