The ARC Industry Forum in Orlando is coming next week, and as always we have a strong cybersecurity track. On Tuesday February 7 OPSWAT will be hosting a sponsored lunch session with ExxonMobil to discuss some of the key OT cybersecurity issues faced by the oil and gas industry. The session takes place from 12:15 PM to 12:55 PM and speakers include Mimi Alperovich from OPSWAT and Blake Gilson of ExxonMobil. Here is the session description:
Energy infrastructure plays a pivotal role in global stability, and Exxon recognizes the importance of safeguarding its operational technology (OT) environment. With the dynamic and challenging ICS threat landscape, ensuring minimal downtime and disruption is a non-negotiable imperative. This fireside chat will dive into the challenges the oil and gas industry faces in securing its OT infrastructure, emphasizing the critical role of addressing potential threats posed by portable media—identified as a key vector for cyber attacks. The session will specifically focus on the vulnerability of data transfer channels associated with transient cyber assets, and the best practices for end-to-end protective measures.