Welcome! This meetup dedicated to all professionals involved in Cyber Security for Automated Processes and Control Systems including security for Operating Technology (OT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), SCADA Systems, Transportation Systems, Building Control Systems (BCS), and even emerging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems. Our purpose is to connect the professionals in the Greater Birmingham area with real interest in or responsibility for the cyber security of these systems.
Once we have enough critical mass of interest in Birmingham, we will gather for purposes of education, information exchange, and discovery of new opportunities and, yes, perhaps a few happy hours! If you are interested in serving on a committee to help shape this meetup experience, please contact the organizers directly.
NOTE: Registration at gotowebinar.com is required to attend this event.
Also, as with all (CS)2AI hosted training and education events, certificates for PDU registration will be issued following completion.
Endpoints are frequently targeted for initial compromise or attacks. It can take just minutes, if not seconds, to compromise endpoints putting industrial environments at risk. A recent study found 30% of breaches involved malware being installed on endpoints.
OT endpoints are particularly vulnerable due to legacy tech powering manufacturing plants, power stations, and other critical infrastructure. Many organizations rely on air gaps for cybersecurity to protect industrial environments, but an air gap is not enough. While it may help insulate and shrink attack surfaces, like all prevention measures it is not 100%. During this session we will explore five-use cases in OT that may require you to rethink the protection you perceive the air gap providing, including:
-Stop breaches and prevent data loss and ransomware damage with no dwell time.
-Eliminate alert fatigue and optimize operations with customizable, standardized incident response processes.
-Ensure business continuity in the event of a security incident, keeping systems online.
-Reduce cost of legacy EDR solutions enabling response and remediation without negative business impact
Michelle Balderson: Director, Operational Technology and Critical Infrastructure, Fortinet
Michelle has supported deployment of cybersecurity solutions for IT and OT organizations globally. She's known for thinking beyond technology to impacts on people and processes. Driven to align projects to business objective and desired outcomes rather than hype, in the world of security, she focuses on understanding the assets needing protection and why.
Tsailing Merrem: Director, Product Marketing, Fortinet
Tsailing leads the integration and delivery of endpoint protection, detection and response capabilities. Prior to joining Fortinet, Tsailing spent over 10 years working for endpoint protection companies including Kaspersky, McAfee and Sophos. She has experienced the endpoint industry’s significant transformation and she witnessed the process play out.
Register now to reserve a seat at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2623394469160812816?source=0619MtpEvnt