As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, advances in machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and machine learning have driven sweeping changes in operations technology (OT).
Plants with inherent automation realize benefits in the form of predictive maintenance and improvements in machine life, quality, and throughput. However, many businesses rely on a complex mix of legacy OT and connected technologies that have created a security hole.
This has led factories to retrofit solutions to integrate with existing systems. With the accelerated adoption of Industrial IoT (IIoT) and connected IoT devices, businesses face a growing need for security protections that ensure seamless operations and avoid the risk of cyber breaches. This means that legacy OT systems must be hardened with security extensions to ensure business continuity and avoid downtime due to security attacks.
On April 28, 2022, in the Leopardstown pavilion, the Cyber Expo & Conference Ireland event will host a panel of experts discussing cybersecurity challenges for our OT systems. Come understand the current changes in this emerging market and the steps to advance your security strategy for IIOT and cyber-physical systems.
The OT session will be moderated by Paul Hearns, technology content strategist, presenter, moderator, journalist and commentator; and will include information from Armis, Oleson and Flowmon.
Armis provides an agentless, enterprise-class, passive, cloud-based solution to protect managed, unmanaged, OT, IT, IIoT and IoT devices. The company serves hundreds of global enterprises in 165 countries with 300 deployments. Since OT elements cannot involve agents or be scanned, which would cause the device to stop working, Armis takes a passive approach to threat discovery and detection.
Armis presented benchmarkable case studies where he replaced point solution providers in accounts across different industries (such as manufacturing, semiconductors, and consumer packaged goods). Additionally, Armis is often employed by OT equipment vendors such as SCADA and PLC device manufacturers to manage their own production environments.
Oleson is a transformational technology strategy and practice focused solely on IT/OT systems in manufacturing operations, with particular strength in regulated life science manufacturing. His strength lies in his comprehensive system view and understanding of the complex relationships between manufacturing operations, business continuity, IT infrastructure, compliance and system lifecycle planning.
Flowmon provides application and network visibility across the entire data center, private or hybrid cloud environment, giving you a holistic view of your entire fleet, detailed information for the troubleshooting and maximum operational stability.
Another session taking place this year at the Cyber Expo & Conference Ireland event will feature a panel of experts discussing cybersecurity challenges for our business applications. It’s hard to say how essential apps are to our daily lives. From work to play and everything in between, apps are the format in which we digest and interact with services, and they all follow the same format. Easy to use for everyone, but behind it are some serious complexities.
Expectations are to deliver more than ever, apps are developed, released and updated faster than ever, and while the speed of development has increased, the security element has struggled to keep up.
The ever-shorter lead time between development and release, as well as the difficulties of security to keep up with, is something that the panel’s lead moderator, Uleska CTO, Gary Robinson, has noticed in his more than 20 years in the industry.
“Software, especially over the past five years, has really accelerated, but security hasn’t,” he said. “A lot of the discussion in the security and software world is about how we can make these security assurance controls fit into this rapid cycle model.”
“Almost a type of cultural change has happened in software engineering where developers are now in charge. Security is usually the kid who tells everyone what he can’t do and is never liked .
The session will feature speakers from Checkmarx, Immersive Labs and Kemp.
Checkmarx has been a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for four years in a row. It balances the needs of the entire organization, from DevSecOps to CISOs, providing seamless security from the start and throughout the SDLC.
Immersive Labs builds resilience at all organizational risk points, from cybersecurity, developers and executives to cloud teams, keeping them relevant to threats.
Kemp offers the highest performing solutions for load balancing, network performance monitoring, and network detection and response to ensure applications are always on and network issues are resolved before they become a problem.
With the expo hosting around 30+ IT & OT security software vendors and over 20 IT/OT service providers, the day will not disappoint and will continue its goal of demystifying cybersecurity and keeping organizations up to date with trends. and developments in the global market.
Cyber Expo & Conference Ireland will be held at Leopardstown Pavilion in Dublin on Thursday April 28 from 8am to 5pm. To register, go to cyberexpoireland.ie