Original air date December 5, 2023

Five Essential Steps to Create a United IT/OT SOC

1 RCEP Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available upon successful completion of an exam.

It’s no secret that industrial organizations are at the forefront of cybersecurity threats. A recent report by IBM X-force revealed the manufacturing industry jumped from the eighth most targeted industry to the second most targeted from 2019 to 2020. Industrial organizations are targeted because they have a lot to lose during operational downtime. Attacks on OT can also pose a threat to human life and safety. But a divide still exists between IT and OT when it comes to security. How can you bring these two sides together? Organizations can create a united front by creating a converged security operations center (SOC). Already used regularly for IT security, a converged IT/OT SOC can give you greater visibility across your operations and help you defend against outside threats.

Learning objectives:

  • Why are industrial organizations under attack?
  • Why are IT and OT still divided when it comes to security?
  • What is a security operations center and how is it used?
  • How can you get executive and organizational buy-in?
  • What are the benefits of a converged IT/OT SOC?

Presented By:
Jim Cook, COO, Velta Technology
Luis Narvaez, Regional Product Manager, Controllers and Cybersecurity, Siemens Factory Automation

Moderated By:
Gary Cohen, Senior Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology

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