Threat Management Made Easy: How to Protect Your ICS Network with Less Effort

  • Thursday, 07 Jun 2018 1:00PM EDT (07 Jun 2018 17:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: Dean Parsons, Dennis Murphy

How can you proactively improve your ability to better detect and respond to threats?

'Did you know:

  • Reliability and availability is the number one concern of ICS asset owners. (SANS Institute)
  • The cost to the global economy of cybercrime has been estimated at $445 billion a year.A growing trend is the use of cyberattacks to target critical infrastructure and strategic industrial sectors, raising fears that, in a worst-case scenario, attackers could trigger a breakdown in the systems that keep societies functioning. (Global Risks Report 2018, World Economic Forum)
  • The average cost per unplanned downtime hour is $260,000, with $140,000 for petrochemical and $1.3M for auto industry manufacturing. (Multiple sources: Contingency Planning Research & Schneider Electric, ATS Survey, Aberdeen Group)

During this talk Dean Parsons and Dennis Murphy, Director of US Operations, will discuss lessons learned from our 5+ years ' experience in managing large network security monitoring projects and how we have turned this experience into self-learning capabilities, smart automation and advanced threat libraries continuously updated by analyzing intelligence sources and real-world threats discovered through customer collaboration. Because of this, our solution effectively reduces analysts ' workload and streamlines traditionally expensive operations like:

  • Taking inventory of assets and vulnerabilities to help prioritize and mitigate threats
  • Maintaining compliance with company security policies to avoid changes and human error that can 'cause unplanned downtime
  • Better detecting known and unknown threats
  • Reacting immediately and recovering faster