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How Operational Technology (OT) Security is Redefining the CISO Role

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 3:30 PM EDT (2020-04-28 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Dave Weinstein, Don C. Weber

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  • Claroty Inc.

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Overview

The digital transformation of industrial systems yields numerous benefits and efficiencies for business, but the resulting interconnectivity between these systems and an organizations IT network has made operational technology (OT) increasingly susceptible to cyber threats. And while the role of CISOs in dealing with IT network security is well defined, many security leaders dont know where to start when it comes to their OT defense strategy. Further complicating matters, traditional IT security tools are not compatible with OT environments, and conventional wisdom for defending IT environments is not always applicable.

This educational webinar led by Claroty Chief Security Officer Dave Weinstein and SANS Institute instructor Don Weber will teach CISOs what they need to know about OT security and offer guidance for implementing new strategies for mitigating risk in OT environments. Dave and Don will also offer guidance for assessing the performance of OT security initiatives, understanding key distinctions between IT and OT security, and effectively communicating the value of OT security to board members.

Speaker Bios

Dave Weinstein

Dave Weinstein is the Chief Security Officer at Claroty, Inc. He is also a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America and a Visiting Fellow at George Mason University’s National Security Institute. Prior to joining Claroty, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of New Jersey. Dave began his career as a computer network operations planner at U.S. Cyber Command and holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. His analysis and commentary have been published in numerous sources, including but not limited to the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Boston Globe.


Don C. 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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