You are invited to join experts from Palo Alto Networks and Accenture at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry on Wednesday, 25th April 2018 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) stakeholders

Why 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 workshop (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, open access to our panel of experts and an optional hands-on test drive of our ICS/SCADA solution. We will conclude the day with a guided tour of the MTC.

  • Alex Hinchcliffe, Senior Threat researcher at Palo Alto Networks 
  • Sean Sutton, Managing Director of Security at Accenture 
  • Lionel Jacobs, Sr. Security Architect, SCADA & ICS at Palo Alto Networks 
  • Chris Munday, 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.