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"When it comes to realistic predictions for the year ahead, my philosophy is simple: there are certain trends that research shows will continue to move upward." Ryan Olson, VP of Threat Intelligence, looks at what can be expected in 2019.
December 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM


In Person Event
In Person Event
January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 GMT
You are invited to join experts from Palo Alto Networks at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry on */eventstartdate/* to learn more about best practice approaches to the safe unification of ICS/OT and IT systems and how to ensure critical operational infrastructure is properly secured against known and unknown threats both now, and in the future. Who should attend: Operational Technology / ICS / SCADA Practitioners and Security Operations IOT and IIOT Practitioners Network Security, Information Security & SOC Teams Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) stakeholdersWhy attend: In modern asset-based businesses, data is key to making smart, real-time decisions and creating a foundation for the innovative new products and services that will allow you to greater serve customers in the future. As a result, Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems must be converged to truly enable data driven businesses. This direction of travel directly challenges the traditional ‘Air Gap’ security models that have existed between IT and OT systems for decades. Not only does this approach hinder the required flow of telemetry data between sensory networks, data lakes and machine learning environments, but as a trusted construct it also introduces new and unknown risks from insider threat. Topics covered during this event (kick-off at 9 a.m.): The latest cyber-threat vectors associated with IT and OT transformation and how other users are addressing them  The zero-trust approach to cyber-safely modernising your OT and securing access to and from adjacent networks  Best practice security architectures for improved ICS application visibility and access control while dynamically responding to the rapidly changing threat landscape  There will also be an opportunity for plenty of networking with industry peers and open access to our panel of experts. We will conclude the day with a guided tour of the MTC. Speakers: Alex Hinchcliffe, Senior Threat researcher at Palo Alto Networks  Lionel Jacobs, Sr. Security Architect, SCADA & ICS at Palo Alto Networks  About the Venue The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) develops and improves innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. The centre focuses on delivering bespoke manufacturing system solutions for customers, a list of which can be found here. The MTC operates some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, and employ a team of highly skilled engineers, many of whom are leading experts in their field. This creates a high-quality environment for the development and demonstration of new processes and technologies on an industrial scale. Members include global manufacturing companies from multiple sectors. Research partners include the University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and TWI Ltd. The MTC’s areas of expertise are directly relevant to both large and small companies and are applicable across a wide range of industry sectors. Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot.