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The Internet of Things creates significant business opportunities for efficiency, process improvement, and innovation, but connecting things to the internet also increases risk. As we saw recently with video surveillance systems turned to DDoS BOTs, many ‘things’ simply were not designed to be connected to large scale public networks. This is especially true in the industrial sector where manufacturing equipment and other critical infrastructures are being integrated into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) at a furious pace.
Recent cyberattacks on industrial infrastructures – Ukraine’s electric grid, railways, and communications, a German steel mill, and even a US water supply dam – have proven that connecting industrial control systems to external networks increases cyberattack surfaces, and increases the consequences of successful cyberattacks.
Further complicating the issue, much of the industrial infrastructure now being networked was put in place decades ago, and relies on antiquated industrial communication protocols that have no concept of a need for security.
So how can we balance the desire for open access and interconnectivity with the requirement to secure and protect critical infrastructure?
What technologies can be deployed, and how, in order to detect and deflect cyberattacks on brownfield and new emerging greenfield industrial assets?
How can users educate themselves to the risks and opportunities, and begin the journey towards a secure and safe Industrial Internet?
In this webcast, Francis Cianfrocca, a world renown expert in industrial cybersecurity, and entertaining and engaging speaker, will share his perspectives on the problem, and offer practical advice on finding effective solutions that allow open access to valuable industrial data while preserving security and ensuring safety of industrial plants, equipment, and people.
Join SDxCentral and Bayshore Networks on March 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST to understand the cybersecurity risks associated with implementing the Industrial Internet of Things, and explore options for improving your security posture with an world-renown expert in industrial cybersecurity technology.