OT infrastructures across industrial sectors like manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and oil and gas are increasingly becoming the target of sophisticated cyberattacks. Large or small, cyberattacks are making headlines and elevating executive attention toward cyber resiliency.
In the past, many OT infrastructures were self-contained and isolated (or "air gapped") from corporate resources, so they were relatively safe from internet-based threats. Not so much today. As OT and IT networks converge, outdated and unpatched OT endpoints represent a tempting entry point for cyber attackers. Compounding the problem, OT devices often run on legacy operating systems with limited system resources, which makes them difficult to protect with traditional endpoint security solutions.
To address these security challenges, many organizations have added a broad selection of point security products to cover each new risk exposure.
While a step in the right direction, adding more solutions without integration for a 360-degree view just burdens an already overtaxed security operations team. Preparing for, responding to and recovering from cyberattacks should be a strategic part of any business continuity plan.
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Practice Director - Digital Forensics and Incident Response at Fortinet
30 years comprehensive experience as an Executive, Entrepreneur, Mentor and Security Consultant for companies within information security across all industries. In his current position at Fortinet he is responsible for all aspects of the Incident Response and Managed Detection and Response services including P&L, marketing activities, service delivery and new service development. He has presented, trained and mentored on various security concepts and strategies at many conferences and trade shows such as the Gartner Security Summit, HIMSS15 and ISMG Data Breach Summit and media outlets including a weekly appearance on KHON2-TV morning news “Tech Buzz” segment and Technology News Bytes on OC16, providing monthly security advice among others.
Director of Product Marketing - Operational Technologies at Fortinet
William Noto leads Fortinet’s OT security product marketing initiatives globally. Prior to joining Fortinet, William spent 12 years at General Electric in both the GE Wind and GE Digital business units. At GE, William held product management and sales roles developing OT security offerings including WindSCADA Secure, the Predix Edge platform, and the OpShield and Achilles product lines. William holds an MBA from the UMass Isenberg School of Management and a BA in Computer Science from Middlebury College.
Editorial Director at BizClik Media Group
Creative media professional with 25 years of diverse international experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. I have edited daily, weekly, monthly and annual print titles, ranging from daily newspapers to glossy celebrity magazines, niche B2B magazines and luxury lifestyle publications. An early adopter of digital – creating web content since 1996 – I have also created digital app magazines, smartphone apps and overseen online strategy and social strategy. I have also worked in television, both behind and in front of the camera, and in public relations roles providing creative content and reputation management.