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Wednesday, October 26 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Cybersecurity Services for the Next Level of Automation

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Driven by business sustainability requirements, access to (near) real-time data within the automation industry has created a growing trend towards interconnectivity between control system and enterprise environments.  A component of this trend is the movement away from proprietary control system platforms and technology, to a more open and interoperable Asset Control System.  This development creates opportunities for businesses, but can also simultaneously increase their exposure to potential vulnerabilities.  Due to the evolving, complex nature of control systems in the enterprise today, many asset owners simply do not know where to start when it comes to devising a security strategy.  A lack of awareness about their current vulnerability state makes the effective application of security controls and /or processes difficult.  Many customers lack experience in determining vulnerability levels, exposure, and possible impacts of threats to network and critical assets.  They also face difficulty in effectively distributing and enforcing appropriate policies and procedures.

This presentation will describe how an external Cybersecurity Services team can provide valuable assessment, implementation, maintenance, and education services for businesses focused on minimizing Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity risks within their ICS environment.  It will also include an overview of how IT / OT environments are converging today, the challenges with managing that process and the sprawl of the Industrial IoT.  Finally, we’ll discuss some best practices that have been assembled from lessons learned in Building Automation Systems, Water / Wastewater, Refineries, and other critical infrastructure.

Sponsored by: Schneider Electric

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Joshua Carlson

Cybersecurity Services Manager, Schneider Electric
Mr. Carlson possesses over 16 years of Cybersecurity experience working with the United States and Middle Eastern governments, global financial institutions, as well as market verticals for bulk energy providers, oil & gas, nuclear, petrochemical, and paper / pulp organizations; regional... Read More →

Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Breakout 1 (Salon 1,2,3)