Optiv Cybersecurity Dictionary

What is OT/ICS/SCADA - Operational Technology, Industrial Control Systems and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems?

Operational technology (OT) represents systems that are used to monitor and manage the manufacturing equipment or industrial process assets of an organization.


OT is a term developed to differentiate it from IT, which represents the information technology assets of an organization. OT is closely related to ICS (industrial control systems) and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition systems). 

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