Control Systems Cybersecurity USA (8th annual live) Control Systems Cybersecurity USA (8th annual live)

Thursday, September 23, 2021

- EDT
Concept to Commissioned - A UK NG Case Study Implementing an Innovative Networking Solution called SEL OT SDN (Physical and Virtual)
Philip Tonkin (Virtual pres)
Philip Tonkin (Virtual pres)
National Grid, Global Head of Cyber Operational Technology
Tim Watkins
Tim Watkins
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Lead Application Engineer for Networks / Systems with focus in OT-SDN

There are plethora of incredible cyber risk reducing innovative solutions being brought to market.  This discussion will highlight the milestones required for an OT system owner and vendor to overcome in order to bring significant risk reducing solutions from innovation, to market, to implementation.  Operational Technology Software Defined Networking (OT SDN) will be the backdrop to this story line between UK NG and SEL.   

 

Topics to be discussed in order for innovation to be implemented:

  • Innovation requires acceptance into standards and frameworks 
  • Standard and frameworks require acceptance into regulation
  • Regulation is important for acquisition and to become added to specification and designs
  • Timing and funding become involved to put innovation into new or legacy projects
  • Innovation acceptance additionally involves training, education, experience, and cultural change  
  • Any innovation also requires careful consideration to not increase operational risk

 

All of the above compete with adversaries who use the time it take to move from innovation to implementation to find gaps and seams and weaknesses in these system before they are even deployed. This presentation will address ways to reduce the time between milestones to implement innovation faster and safer to ultimately reduce risk?


 

Friday, September 24, 2021

- EDT
Panel: Innovation and Security- How can we embrace technology innovation securely (Physical and Virtual)
Andy Bochman (Virtual pres)
Andy Bochman (Virtual pres)
National & Homeland Security Idaho National Laboratory, Senior Grid Strategist
Steve Batson
Steve Batson
Deloitte, Senior Manager Cyber Risk Emerging Technologies / IOT
Tim Watkins
Tim Watkins
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Lead Application Engineer for Networks / Systems with focus in OT-SDN
Richard K. Peters
Richard K. Peters
Fortinet, Operational Technology North American CISO

Technology Maturity - what impacts does this have on the implementation?
How much disruption when integrating into existing processes should be expected and how can we keep that to a minimum?
How can we view "innovation" as a journey rather than a destination-is the environment adaptable? How can it be made adaptable? Are the "innovations" scalable so we are not always starting from scratch? 
How do we keep risk to a minimum? What does the process of execution look like?
Is speed of the implementation prioritised and what impacts does it have