Welcome to the International Operational Technology Security Association

With active participation from organisations and individuals from around the world, the International Operational Technology Association (IOTSA) is rapidly growing. Our aim is to become the largest, not for profit association specifically for Operational Technology (OT) security professionals and at only €10 (Ten Euros) member’s fees per month we aim to provide a valuable platform that allows members and sponsors to connect, share knowledge, expertise and know-how on cyber, AI, IoT and online security.

About the IOTSA


Operational Technologies and Mission Critical Cyber Security

For thousands of leading companies around the globe, the IOTSA provides a sharing and networking platform to develop a knowledge base and source of materials to help inform as well as provide practical thought leadership, resources and insights to help improve the security resilience of critical infrastructures. Formed by a group of senior OT security professionals, who identified a general lack of appropriate security policies, standards or frameworks across the OT industry, the IOTSA, as one of its objectives, is dedicated to establishing a baseline for improved operational security practices that can be adopted across the OT industry as a whole.

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The 10 most common security vulnerabilities in OT systems

  • Publicly accessible OT systems
  • Insecure remote connectivity to OT networks
  • Missing security updates
  • Poor password practices
  • Insecure firewall configuration and management
  • OT systems located within corporate IT networks
  • Weak protection of the corporate IT network from OT systems
  • Lack of segmentation within OT networks
  • Unrestricted outbound internet access from OT networks
  • Insecure encryption and authentication for wireless OT networks

The term ‘operational technology’ (OT) refers to the hardware and software used to control industrial processes. “There are highly skilled and motivated adversaries actively seeking to exploit the security weaknesses in OT networks, process control systems and critical infrastructure” PwC

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“We offer our members and sponsors an active platform to connect and voice their views, share opinions, insights and thought leadership on the subject of operational technology (OT) cyber security”

Mike Loginov C|CISO
IOTSA President

The IOTSA would like to thank our sponsors for their support…