Learn to Adapt to New Industrial Cybersecurity Challenges at ARC Forum

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By Larry O'Brien
Technology Trends

The ARC Forum is virtual this year, which means you can access the same high-quality content and sessions from anywhere in the world.  We didn’t hold back on content this year in our cybersecurity track either.  After a full day of cybersecurity workshops on Monday and the IT-OT Technology workshop on Tuesday, we will be featuring two full-length sessions on Wednesday, Feb. 10 that highlight some significant end-user case studies in the world of cybersecurity and critical infrastructure that address many of the challenges end-users are facing today, from unifying IT and OT cybersecurity organizations to dealing with the security challenges of new Industrial IoT technologies, such as cloud computing, virtualization, AI, and machine learning.  You can register for the Forum here and view the main landing page for the forum here.  

ARC Forum Cybersecurity Program
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From Building Effective Organizations to Avoiding Supply Chain Attacks

Our second case studies session occurs on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3 PM EST.  This session includes three excellent presenters who will talk about a range of topics, from protecting against supply chain hacks to developing a good IT-OT cybersecurity organization and the challenges associated with complying to government regulations on OT level cybersecurity.  Attendees of this session will gain insight into what organizations are/are not doing and how their own efforts compare with industry peers. This information will be of benefit to owner-operators, suppliers, and researchers involved with industry, infrastructure, or smart cities cybersecurity.  After our presentations we will have a panel discussion where we will take questions from the audience.  

The session will be moderated by ARC Vice President of Research Larry O'Brien.  Speakers include:

Mario Chiock is a Schlumberger Fellow Emeritus and former Chief Information Security Officer at Schlumberger, where he was responsible for developing Schlumberger’s worldwide cybersecurity strategy and cybersecurity transformation program.  He started a cloud security team and a next gen SOC (Security Operations Center).  

Mark Prince has 41 years of experience with Entergy’s power plant operations, most recently as the manager of Fossil Cyber Security and Compliance, now a Consultant.  He brings expertise in various cybersecurity areas including process network segmentation, NERC CIP requirements for power sites, and power plant cyber-related implementation and management.

Bryan Owen is Security Architect at OSIsoft, makers of the PI System and LF Edge Foundation member fostering IIOT innovation.  Bryan is an ambassador for advancing state of the art practices for industrial software security and critical infrastructure protection.  He is also active in public/private partnerships through collaboration with DHS CISA, DoE National Laboratories, and other Supply Chain Security Working Groups.  

Panelists include:

Del Rodillas is Director of Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing Cybersecurity Solutions at Palo Alto Networks.  Del leads a global team of security experts focused on thought leadership and security solution architectures for IT-OT industries.  His over 25 years of industry experience spans industrial cybersecurity, telecommunications, aerospace & defense, and high tech manufacturing with roles in business strategy and engineering.  

Eric Byres is CEO of Adolus Technology 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.  Eric's accomplishments include founding the BCIT Critical Infrastructure Security Centre, providing guidance to government security agencies and major energy companies on critical infrastructure protection, chairing the ISA SP-99 Security Technologies Working Group, representing Canada for the IEC TC65/WG10 standards effort, and testifying to the US Congress on the Security of Industrial Control Systems in National Critical Infrastructures.  

John Livingston is CEO of Verve Industrial Protection.  John leads Verve's mission to help protect the world’s infrastructure.  He brings 20+ years of experience with McKinsey & Co. advising large companies in their strategy and operations.  John saw his clients struggling to deal with opportunities and challenges of greater industrial connectivity and is now committed to helping clients find the lowest cost and simplest solutions to their controls, data, and ICS security challenges.

Matthew Selheimer is Chief Marketing Officer at PAS.  He is responsible for expanding awareness of the PAS value proposition and driving demand for PAS solutions to ensure safety and reliability in the face of unprecedented risk and cyber threats.  Matt is an accomplished technology executive with more than two decades of experience in cybersecurity, IT operations, and enterprise business applications across marketing, sales, and technical roles.  Most recently, he served as CMO of Alert Logic, a leading cybersecurity provider. 

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