joins OTCSA to address cybersecurity risks for Mining Industry’s IT/OT convergence

September 09, 2020
Press Release joins OTCSA to address cybersecurity risks for Mining Industry’s IT/OT convergence initiatives.


  • Leading industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI) company joins the Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) to drive security standards required for Mining Industry’s IT/OT convergence initiatives.
  • Deploying Industrial AI technology through a hybrid architecture that leverages the benefits of both Cloud and on-premise OT networks.   


Cambridge, UK – 09th September, 2020 – The industrial software market for Capital and Asset Intensive industries like Mining, Oil & Gas, Energy is at least 50 year old with two technology types dominating the segment: Operations Technology (OT) focused on managing asset operational performance & Information Technology (IT) focusing on managing internal business processes. has created a new systems category that sits at the intersection of IT & OT systems incorporating data from both systems to deliver organization wide process optimization targeting both   machines and people. The real-time decision making 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. has joined The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) to further its aim for the mining industry of a safer future with secure optimization technology that can leverage both OT and Cloud environments. has been securely deploying AI based process optimization applications on OT networks for its customers globally and has a future proof platform that supports both OT and cloud environments.


The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) aims to bridge any dangerous gaps in security for OT and IT systems, critical infrastructures and industrial control systems (ICS) to support and improve the daily lives of citizens and workers in a rapidly evolving world.


“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 Dr. Sandro Barros, CTO, “ 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.”


The OTCSA mission is five-fold:

  • Strengthen cyber-physical risk posture of OT environments and interfaces for OT/IT interconnectivity
  • Guide OT operators on how to protect their OT infrastructure based on a risk management process and reference architectures/designs which are demonstrably compliant with regulations and international standards such as IEC 62443
  • Guide OT suppliers on secure OT system architectures, relevant interfaces and security functionalities
  • Support the procurement, development, installation, operation, maintenance, and implementation of a safer, more secure critical infrastructure
  • Shorten the time to adoption of safer, more secure critical infrastructures


“We welcome as the newest member to the OTCSA.” Said Elad Ben-Meir, executive board member of the OTCSA and CEO of SCADAfence. “As we witness more and more attacks on critical infrastructure, and predictions by Gartner that 75% of CEOs will be personally liable for Cyber-Physical Security incidents by 2024, there is no doubt that the collaboration like we have in OTCSA is the key to success.”


Cyber-attacks are a serious risk to the industrial world and can cost an organization in excess of $300,000 per attack, disrupting processes but also potentially having impacts on utility and safety systems as well. The robust security guidelines of the OTCSA which will contribute to, cover the entire mining life cycle – procurement, development, deployment, installation, operation, maintenance and decommission – and address aspects related to people, process, and technology.


OTCSA promotes collaboration amongst leading IT and OT companies, thought leaders in the cybersecurity community, and vendors and OT operators from a variety of industries. Membership is open to any company that operates critical infrastructure or general OT systems to run its business (OT operators) as well as companies providing IT and OT solutions (solution providers).


To learn more about the OTCSA or becoming a member, visit:

About is the leading Industrial AI company enabling the Industrial world to make better and reliable decisions through the use of trusted and open AI solutions. The Industry we focus on is Mining and our solutions are making mining operations efficient, sustainable and safe. Our real-time decision making platform and a portfolio of process optimization applications covering the entire mining value chain resulting in accelerated value delivery, reduced energy & water consumption, minimized waste & reduced process variability. 

Active deployments of technology span mining operations across Chile, Australia, Kazakhstan, Brazil and South Africa. To learn more, visit

About The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA)

The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) is a group of global industry-leading organizations focused on providing operational technology (OT) operators with resources and guidance to mitigate their cyber risk in an evolving world. Founded in 2019, OTCSA is the first group of its kind to architect a technical and organizational framework – the who, what and how – for safe and secure OT. Membership is open to all OT operators and IT/OT solution providers. Current members include ABB, Check Point Software, BlackBerry Cylance, Forescout, Fortinet,, Microsoft, Mocana, NCC Group, Qualys, SCADAFence, Splunk and Wärtsilä.


Press Contact

Ryan Booth

Phone: +44 1223 581 201

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