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New Dragos OT-CERT Provides Free Industrial Cybersecurity Resources

Industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos on Tuesday announced the launch of OT-CERT, a new initiative whose goal is to provide free cybersecurity resources for industrial asset owners and operators.

Industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos on Tuesday announced the launch of OT-CERT, a new initiative whose goal is to provide free cybersecurity resources for industrial asset owners and operators.

The OT-CERT (Operational Technology Cyber Emergency Readiness Team) aims to help members improve their cybersecurity posture, create cybersecurity programs, and reduce risk.

Dragos says the goal is to address “a serious gap in securing industrial infrastructure: the lack of OT-specific resources readily available to the industrial infrastructure community.”

Organizations of all sizes can become members of the new Dragos OT-CERT. Using the OT-CERT portal, members will have access to OT security best practices, security maturity assessments, webinars, workshops, and tabletop exercises.

The cybersecurity firm will also use the OT-CERT to inform vendors about vulnerabilities and other threats discovered by its researchers.

The initiative was launched in cooperation with the National Association of Manufacturers. Other initial partners include Rockwell Automation, Emerson and several information sharing and analysis centers (ISACs).

“Our goal for Dragos OT-CERT is to be a useful, relevant, and actionable community resource for industrial asset owners and operators by aligning them with the resources, training, partnerships, and community needed to make securing their OT environments possible,” said Dawn Cappelli, the director of OT-CERT.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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