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Azure Defender for IoT helps Global Geological Materials Company Secure Production and Bridge the IT/OT Gap

Keeping pace with digital transformation isn’t easy, particularly when your company is mainly focused on pulling rocks from the ground. This customer success story highlights how an IoT security solution became a top priority for global lime and minerals producer Lhoist to keep digital transformation from stalling. Microsoft Azure Defender for IoT has enabled Lhoist’s critical OT equipment to be more connected to the plant’s IT network, which is in turn connected to the larger organization’s corporate IT network. With 80 plants in more than 25 countries, this unifying of IT security with industrial automation was a critical factor in the company’s continued digital transformation evolution. Read the story to learn from Lhoist’s experience.

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New Research Shows IoT and OT Innovation is Critical to Business but Comes with Significant Risk

This blog explores the security risks inherent with IoT/OT and concludes adoption is critical even with the security challenges. In addition, it provides a link to a collaborative report from Microsoft and the Ponemon Institute highligting data on the state of IoT and OT security from a customer’s perspective. Read the blog for a review of the research and quantified findings.

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