Wed, Aug 16|
How to Best Combine Human Expertise and Technology to Strengthen OT Cybersecurity
This panel discussion explores the dynamic intersection between human expertise and advanced technology in strengthening cybersecurity for critical infrastructure.
Aug 16, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
This panel discussion explores the dynamic intersection between human expertise and advanced technology in strengthening cybersecurity for critical infrastructure. As the frequency, complexity, and destructive potential of cyber threats escalate, we must revisit our current strategies and improve efficiency by leveraging in-person OT site inspections with technology automation. Two expert panelists will investigate effective approaches to address the challenge of achieving comprehensive cyber hygiene objectives with limited resources.
The panel will tackle key questions: How can we best utilize tools to identify, and mitigate cyber threats targeting OT assets, while also avoiding the pitfalls of over-reliance on automation? What is the role of human judgment, intuition, and safety considerations in the increasingly automated industrial control system landscape? How do we create a conducive environment for continuous learning and adaptation, given the rapidly evolving nature of cyber threats and rising critical infrastructure workforce challenges?
Audience members will gain a comprehensive understanding of:
• The importance to visit sites in person and establish strong relationships with stakeholders on both the OT and IT sides,
• The hidden cost of operationalizing cybersecurity technology and the heightened importance of investing in people and processes in addition to tools,
• Practical examples to illustrate how to get started on the three pillars of OT cybersecurity: asset inventory, network diagram, and data flow diagram.
This discussion is essential for cybersecurity professionals, compliance analysts, and technology enthusiasts working with critical infrastructure and seeking to understand and contribute to cyber resiliency.
Robin Berthier, CEO and Co-Founder of Network Perception
Ian Frist, Cybersecurity Compliance Program Director of Corning Inc.