IntelliSense joins cyber security alliance

Artificial Intelligence company is joining the Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) to drive security standards as the mining industry progresses digitalisation efforts.
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OTCSA aims at bridging gaps in security for Operations and Information Technology systems.

The UK-headquartered company said the industrial software market for capital and asset intensive industries like mining, oil & gas and energy is at least 50 years old, and the segment is dominated by two types of technology: Operations Technology (OT), focused on managing asset operational performance, and Information Technology (IT), focusing on managing internal business processes.

The OTCSA aims at bridging any dangerous gaps in security for OT and IT systems, critical infrastructures and industrial control systems. has created a new systems category that sits at the intersection of IT and OT systems incorporating data from both systems to deliver organization wide process optimization targeting both machines and people.

The platform combines the technologies of cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and industrial internet of things (IIOT) to deliver industry specific 'Optimization as a Service' (OaaS) applications.

"The convergence of OT and IT networks is exposing industrial control, protection and automation systems to external threats, as seen in the recent past with malwares like Triton, that attacked an oil and gas plant, and in Ukraine, that had its power grid taken down by a cyberattack." said chief technology officer Dr. Sandro Barros.

" has extensive experience on the deployment of AI applications within OT/IT networks and is eager to add its expertise to developing best practices for secure and reliable solutions for the mining industry."

Founded in 2019, the OTCSA is a group of organizations focused on providing OT operators with resources and guidance to mitigate their cyber risk in an evolving world.  Membership is open to all OT operators and IT/OT solution providers.

Members include ABB, Check Point Software, BlackBerry Cylance, Forescout, Fortinet Microsoft, Mocana, NCC Group, Qualys, SCADAFence, Splunk and Wärtsilä.