Fortinet Workshop: How Flat Is Your Network? Segmentation to Protect Operational Technology

Industries that use industrial control systems are looking to add new capabilities and improve operational efficiencies through the latest digital innovations. But as operational technology (OT) environments incorporate IT-based devices and applications, it creates new pathways for cyber criminals to exploit critical production systems. Despite consensus on attack surface expansion and shared management challenges responding to attacks, there remains high degree of variation in security practices and capabilities, including practices for securing legacy and modern equipment.

To protect the critical infrastructure in OT, industrial organizations need to harness the power of segmentation to secure their resources, systems, and users, as well as minimize the risk of attackers gaining access to their critical infrastructure.

During this session, we will explore the fundamentals of segmentation through the combination of traditional methods used and the modern alternatives available that provide protection for the mix of systems used in OT environments.  This session will discuss:

  • Traditional and modern segmentation methods for operational environments including the risks associated with a flat network architecture
  • Segmentation practices to support compliance with NIST, IEC 62443, and other operational cybersecurity frameworks.
  • Importance of investing in a platform to deliver cybersecurity for all layers of the network.
Monday PM
S2b: 12:15 PM Track 3 (Oceans 12)