SolutionsPT and Schneider Electric to host OT cyber security events


Industrial software provider SolutionsPT, together with Schneider Electric, is hosting a series of OT cyber security events, aimed at helping manufacturers protect their industrial control systems and critical infrastructure.

Taking place at Fota Island Resort, Cork, on March 15th, and The Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld, Scotland, on March 20th, the events will address why industrial environments are becoming more vulnerable to cyberattack, whilst providing guidance on securing OT architectures and defence in depth solutions.

Keynote speaker Jay Abdallah, Global Security Director at Schneider Electric, will begin both days by discussing 'The Threat Within', covering how the move to open standards such as Ethernet, TCP/IP and web technologies has allowed hackers to take advantage of industrial control systems and critical infrastructure, before moving on to 'Defence in Depth'. Other sessions to note include guidance on building secure OT architectures, disaster resilience, managed services and a panel discussion.

The afternoon sessions will then give attendees the opportunity to take part in a series of workshops. The first will focus on Wonderware System Platform 2017, SolutionsPT's responsive control platform for SCADA, MES and IIoT solutions, before concluding with optional Citect SCADA and ThinManager hands-on workshops.

Susan Roche, General Manager of SolutionsPT, said: "Following the success of last year's roadshows, which were well received by manufacturers, it was an easy decision to bring our OT Cyber Security event back to Cork and Cumbernauld. The events will help manufacturers secure their operations and ensure their systems are more secure than ever."

Both events run from 8:30am until 5:15pm and are free to attend.

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