The term “cyber-physical systems” (CPS) was coined more than 15 years ago, but it is now entering the mainstream as digital transformation intensifies, and operational technology (OT) environments become increasingly interconnected with IT systems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Cyber-physical systems encompass OT assets and systems, along with a proliferation of connected devices. As a result, when we think about protecting OT environments, we need to start thinking of cyber-physical systems security more holistically, because it better reflects the reality we operate within today, as our physical world connects more deeply and broadly with our digital world.
Let’s take a closer look at this evolution in cybersecurity.
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