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Session 2: Enabling and Securing Critical Networks in Converged IT/OT Networks

This FREE webinar was recorded on:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
07:00 PM - 07:45 PM GMT

This FREE webinar is available to watch now.

Session 2: Enabling and Securing Critical Networks in Converged IT/OT Networks

The desire to automate business processes and remote connectivity in critical infrastructure is rising due to the efficiencies gained through the interconnection of standard IT or “business” networks to these critical operational systems or Operational Technology (OT).

And due to the modernization of technologies used in critical infrastructure – OT networks, the operational and security related data footprint has grown and must be centralized, analyzed and acted upon to achieve safety, performance and security related goals. This technical trend requires cyber security related projects which span both business and operational systems that can mitigate the security concerns that these interconnections introduce.

In this presentation we will share our understanding of the benefits and feasibility of converging critical (OT) and non-critical (IT) networks. We will also discuss the implementation challenges that both IT and OT teams face while explaining practical ways to protect these converged networks with an acceptable risk level.

Through viewing this webinar you will:

  • Understand the benefits and threats introduced by connecting Business and Operational systems
  • Learn why whitelisting is one of the strongest defensive measures used to protect critical communications
  • Appreciate the benefits of hardware authentication as an additional layer in perimeter protection
  • Find out how response time to cyber threats can be greatly improved through improved visibility of operational and cyber activity by securing the connection between IT and OT networks

This webinar is for you if you work in the fields of:

  • Operations
  • Automation & Process Control Engineering
  • Plant Design
  • Corporate Security
  • HSE
  • IT
  • Procurement

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Mark Trump
Senior Cyber Consultant – Critical Infrastructure
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Mark Trump is a US Naval Veteran with extensive hands-on specialist experience in electronics, nuclear and other complex technologies. Over the last two decades, as a Product Manager he has worked closely with critical infrastructure vendors specializing in high-security physical electronic access and cyber security, and has been a primary technical contact in the design, development and procurement of a wide range of product and solutions for Operational Technology.

Coupled with other experience in the field, both conducting internal and external cyber assessment activities and leading engineering teams performing critical infrastructure asset change-outs, configuration changes and critical security upgrades, he has built up a rich experience of Operational Technology and Industrial Control Systems. Sharing his experience with others, Mark has led and trained engineering teams and worked closely in an advisory capacity with Critical Asset owners while developing assessment methodologies to perform NERC-CIP and NEI 08-09 Cyber Security assessments. He has also, served on the NERC-CIP Revision 5 Draft Committee.

This FREE webinar is available to watch now.