2023 Survey Event | ICS/OT Cybersecurity: 2023’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Defenses

The ICS threat landscape has changed significantly in the last few years with the discovery of more ICS-specific scalable attack frameworks. In the 2023 SANS ICS/OT Cybersecurity Survey, Certified Instructor Jason Christopher will ask key questions and analyze answers to explore how critical infrastructure defenders across all sectors are constantly adapting to address new challenges and threats in ICS/OT security. Join us for this webcast event as we gather, analyze, and draw out the main takeaways from the 2023 SANS ICS/OT Cybersecurity Survey.

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SANS 2023 ICS Survey Results

SANS Certified Instructor Jason Christopher shares insights and analysis of our 2023 ICS Survey.

Jason Christopher Certified Instructor, SANS


Connections and Risk in Modernizing Industrial Cybersecurity

During this segment, Fortinet Director of OT Product Management Rod Locke will reflect on the findings that address the connections and risks influencing security posture in industrial control systems. He will unpack issues around secure remote access, cloud connectivity, and vulnerability management and reflect on the true state of security maturity in industrial organizations.

Rod Locke Director of OT Product Management, Fortinet


Navigating the Shifting Landscape of ICS Cybersecurity: Insights from the 2023 SANS Survey

In this presentation, Chief Product Officer at OPSWAT Yiyi Miao will explore the key findings of the survey and address dynamic industry roles, strategic prioritization, complex threat vectors, productivity concerns, and segmentation effectiveness. He will also touch on the trends in cross-domain knowledge, the balance between checkbox security and strategic defense, and top initiatives driving year-over-year changes.

Yiyi Miao Chief Product Office, OPSWAT


How To Block The Most Common OT/ICS Intrusion Mechanisms and Achieve a Defensible Architecture with Zero Trust

As shown by the 2023 SANS ICS Security Survey results, attackers continue to breach systems via the same attack vectors that have been working for years. In this presentation, Xage VP of Consulting and Services Amit Pawar will discuss why a zero trust approach—with an emphasis on proactive prevention and protection—is the right way to achieve the critical ICS security controls.

Amit Pawar Vice President of Consulting and Services, Xage Security


Survey Panel Discussion

Jason will lead a conversation with Rod, Yiyi, and Amit while answering questions from attendees.