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Monday, October 24 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
ICS Vulnerabilities in Modern Data Centers

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The world’s industrial and critical infrastructure is now connected to the Internet -- and it’s completely unprotected against network-based attacks. There are many challenges ahead for securing the Industrial IoT. Organizations responsible for critical infrastructure are hesitant to enable Internet communications to industrial assets because of cybersecurity concerns. 

But integrating the “Industrial Internet” can lead to increased visibility into Operational Technology (OT) processes, applications and data. OT data such as Industrial Control Systems (ICS) can be leveraged to prevent disruptions and enhance operational efficiency and continuity.

In this presentation, Francis Cianfrocca will describe Industrial Internet security best practices that can move your organization from vulnerable to secure. The presentation will examine the challenges of IT/OT convergence with real-life stories from the field, describing actual Industrial Internet security projects and lessons learned. These use cases enable benefits such as reduced costs and improved efficiency; protection of field industrial devices from local and Internet-based attack; safe and secure third-party access to local OT/ICS devices and data; and aggregation and analysis of big data to create visibility and insight to operations such as:

  • Data Centers
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Critical Infrastructure

Data Centers are particularly vulnerable to cyber-attacks on industry and infrastructure. Today's hackers can shut down businesses and threaten personal safety by remotely accessing building automation systems, HVAC, power generation, fire suppression, access card readers, and so on -- anything with a sensor can be compromised.

Learning objectives for attendees 

  • Examination of the IT/OT convergence cyber security apertures
  • Overview of Best Practices for Industrial IoT cyber security
  • Operational policies that define how you manage your OT assets and processes
  • Security policies that define how you protect your physical OT assets and business processes from being compromised
  • Safety policies that define how you manage OT assets and processes to ensure the safety of your employees, your customers, the public, and the environment. 



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Francis Cianfrocca

Bayshore Networks, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Francis leads Bayshore’s technology vision and thought leadership. He is Bayshore’s technology inventor, and a recognized IoT industry visionary and evangelist. He has a significant following on subjects relating to technology, cybersecurity, and national economic and security... Read More →

Monday October 24, 2016 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
Workshop 1 (Salon 3)