You are invited to join experts from Palo Alto Networks and DXC Technology at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 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.


09:00 - 09:30 - Welcome
09:30 - 10:15 - Zero trust principles and use cases for SCADA architectures, Lionel Jacobs, Palo Alto Networks
10:15 - 11:00 - Delivering best practice OT Security with DXC’s Cyber Reference Architecture, Craig Jarvis, CTO Security @ DXC Technology
11:00 - 11:15 - Short break
11:15 - 12:00 - CyberX: Palo Alto Networks Application Framework and DXC partnership, Chris Sidwell-Smith, Palo Alto Networks
12:00 - 13:15 - Working lunch with discussion groups on the use of OT data for analytics in the cloud
13:15 - 14:00 - IT meet OT, insights from Unit 42, Alex Hinchliffe, Palo Alto Networks
14:00 - 14:30 - Guided tour of the MTC


  • Alex Hinchliffe, senior threat analyst at Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks
  • Lionel Jacobs, senior security architect, SCADA & ICS at Palo Alto Networks
  • Craig Jarvis, chief technology officer for security at DXC Technology, with responsibility for technology strategy and for devising approaches to counteract advanced threat actors. 
DXC is the largest Managed Security Services Provider in the world, with 4000 security experts and a dozen Security Operation Centres DXC delivers end-to-end security services to over 1000 clients.

About Unit 42

Unit 42 is the global threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks®. We believe threat intelligence should be free, shared and available to all for the common good. We deliver high-quality, in-depth research on adversaries, malware families and attack campaigns. Our analysts uncover and document adversary behaviors, and then share playbooks that give insight into the various tools, techniques and procedures threat actors execute to compromise organizations.
We share our findings freely so defenders everywhere can access world-class threat intelligence. Unit 42 is a recognized authority on cyberthreats, frequently sought out by enterprises and government agencies around the world. Learn more:

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.
Alex Hinchliffe
Threat Intelligence Analyst
Palo Alto Networks
Lionel Jacobs
Sr. Security Architect for ICS & SCADA systems
Palo Alto Networks
Craig Jarvis
Chief Technology Officer for security
DXC Technology