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Talking OT Security at HouSecCon 2021

I will be delivering a talk at HouSecCon (on October 7, 2021), about security assessment methodologies for OT infrastructure. The talk is entitled -- "OT Security -- Assessment Methodologies for Securing the Things that do the Things"


The agenda can be found here:

What's the talk about???

 
When Information Security professionals attempt to cross-apply their skills to OT (Operational Technology), they often find an environment that, compared to IT infrastructure, is considered beyond reproach.We are often told — “do not patch”, “do not scan”, “do not attempt to harden”, “do not even look at these systems or PEOPLE WILL DIE”. While these risks can be sensationalized, the mishandling of OT infrastructure can indeed result in operational downtime, safety issues, and the potential for loss of life. Drawing from years of OT security experience, the speaker will discuss risk-conscious, white-glove approaches that can be used to effectively assess and secure OT environments, without disrupting critical operations and most importantly, without killing anyone.


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