Attend The Virtual ARC Industry Forum Industrial Cybersecurity Track

By Larry O'Brien

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Industry Trends

The ARC Industry Forum is virtual this year, but that doesn’t mean we are holding back on good cybersecurity content.  We have a full track on industrial and IoT cybersecurity this year.  You can download the full agenda here for the Industry Forum, which takes place Feb 8-11.  You can register for the Forum here and view the main landing page for the forum here.  

Industrial Cybersecurity - Today and Tomorrow (Part 1)

The cybersecurity track kicks off on Monday, Feb 8, at 10 AM EST with a general session that examines the state of cybersecurity for industry and critical infrastructure.  Industrial cybersecurity is in a state of flux.  Ransomware and sophisticated nation-state attacks are undermining confidence in conventional cybersecurity programs.  Developments like remote workers, cloud apps, edge computing, and digital transformation are transforming the very nature of industrial IT and OT.  Lack of comprehensive, end-to-end security strategies are overwhelming defenders with whack-a-mole efforts to address the growing number of threats.  This situation is jeopardizing worker safety and the delivery of critical services in industrial plants, infrastructure systems, and smart cities.

ARC Industry Forum

In this opening session ARC analysts and end users will share their insights on the trends and developments occurring in industrial cybersecurity and changes in the people, processes, and technologies that will be needed to improve and maintain facility security, address sophisticated attacks, and deal with new digital transformation challenges.  

Leaders and decisionmakers in IT, automation, operations, product development, business improvement, and city planning can all benefit from this program.  They will gain a solid understanding of the challenges they will be facing, and the actions they can take to avoid crippling cybersecurity incidents.  
Speakers in this session include Ian Henderson of BP, Nathan Faith of Exelon, and Eric Cosman of ARC.  Ian is Vice President of Automation System Security for BP.  Nathan Faith is Manager for the Cybersecurity Nuclear Fleet at Exelon Nuclear.  Eric Cosman was the 2020 president of ISA and co-chair of the ISA 99 committee that is tied to development of the ISA/IEC 62443 cybersecurity standard for industry.  

Industrial Cybersecurity - Today and Tomorrow (Part 2)

This session is part 2 of the discussion around the changes occurring in industrial cybersecurity and takes place at 12 PM EDT Feb. 8.  It presents information about developments occurring in government and the cyber defender community that will help companies manage the growing threats of all the things happening across the industrial cybersecurity landscape.  This includes a review of new developments at CISA and the growing popularity of the Mitre ATT&CK for ICS framework identifying and managing sophisticated attacks.  This session will also address what companies can do to protect facilities from compromises that occur in software supply chains, like SolarWinds. 

An open Q&A session will follow these presentations and include all speakers in the Industrial Cybersecurity Today and Tomorrow workshop.  This will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions and add their own insights and comments on this critical topic.

Leaders and decisionmakers in IT, automation, operations, product development, business improvement, and city planning can all benefit from this program.  They will gain a solid understanding of the challenges they will be facing, and the actions they can take to avoid crippling cybersecurity incidents.  
Speakers in this session include Jonathon Briney of CISA, Michael Hoffman of Dragos, and Eric Byres of Adolus.  Jonathon is a Senior Lead Analyst for the Industrial Control Systems Group within the Threat Hunt ICS Incident Response Team at the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security.  Michael is a Principal Industrial Consultant at the industrial cybersecurity company Dragos where he serves as the primary subject matter expert with customers to perform architecture assessments, network vulnerability assessments, and consequence driven modeling, etc., of their industrial environment.  Eric is the CEO of Adolus, and is one of the world’s leading experts in industrial control systems (ICS) and IIoT cybersecurity.  He invented the Tofino Security technology – the most widely deployed ICS-specific firewall in the world.  Both sessions will be moderated by ARC Vice President of Cybersecurity Services Sid Snitkin.  
 

 

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