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Operational Technology Security in the Age of Smart Manufacturing

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT (2021-04-29 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Christopher Dobrec, Avimanyu Basu, Don Weber


  • Armis

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The business needs of Operational Technology (OT) environments are fast-changing where systems are increasingly connected to both enterprise networks and externally to the Internet exposing them to new and emerging cyber threats. This means their security becomes strategically important for OT, IT, and business stakeholders. Join us for this informative webinar where Avimanyu Basu, Lead Analyst at ISG and Christopher Dobrec, VP Product Marketing at Armis take a detailed look at these issues and many more that are impacting todays smart manufacturing.

Key Take-aways:

1.   Well highlight the market changes leading to requirements for OT systems to be connected to enterprise networks and the Internet.

2.   Well also discuss what this means for OT cybersecurity as cyberattacks are on the rise and leading to disruption and lost revenue.

3.   Well further explore what is required to monitor, secure, and control the activities of OT equipment to keep systems safe from cyber threat and remain fully operational.

Speaker Bios

Christopher Dobrec

As Vice President of Product Marketing, Chris is responsible for Armis’ product marketing strategy and vision. He is a seasoned product and business development executive leading teams through development and marketing of exceptional products and cutting-edge technologies across enterprise and consumer market segments. Prior to Armis, Chris held executive management roles in product management, product marketing and business development at MobileIron, Cisco, Nokia, Ipsilon Networks and Kalpana. Chris’ journey to Silicon Valley started after leaving college early to pursue his passion for building great products.

Avimanyu Basu

At ISG, Avimanyu brings over 10 years of experience in business/market research and consulting. Proficient with both qualitative and quantitative research, Avimanyu has handled both public and private sector clients in Asia, Middle East, and Europe. Presently, he is a part of the ISG Provider LensTM practice that is designed to deliver research on service provider intelligence. He is responsible for authoring reports on engineering services, software defined networks and network function virtualization (SDN/NFV). He is also responsible for key vertical-oriented reports and thought leadership papers for the manufacturing industry. In the past, he has authored several research papers on topics such as Aerospace Product and Manufacturing Engineering, Smart Grids, Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles, Nanotechnologies, Flexible Batteries, Concentrated Solar Power etc.”

Don Weber

Don C. Weber has devoted himself to the field of information security since 2002. He has extensive experience in security management, physical and information technology penetration testing, web assessments, wireless assessments, architecture review, incident response and digital forensics, product research, code review, and security tool development. He is currently focusing on assisting organizations secure their business and Industrial Control System environments through program reviews, security assessments, penetration testing, and training.

Don's past experiences encompass a wide variety of responsibilities. Senior manager of the incident response team and acting Director of the vulnerability / risk management program for a large media organization. Senior security consultant for a boutique security consultancy where he focused on penetration testing, hardware analysis, and wireless research of ICS technologies used in the energy sector. Senior consultant for an emergency response team providing incident response and forensic services to large, international corporations.

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