The security landscape has changed tremendously. From bad actors with sophisticated and automated strategies to evasive threats capable of breaking network security defenses, serious attacks are more likely than ever. To fully protect our communities and businesses it is vital to not only have visibility and defense across both IT and OT, but also across the entirety of the community.
In this “Hot Topic Event” you will learn about:
- Techniques used to target IT and OT networks of critical infrastructure companies as well as ways to help reduce risks from hackers, threat actors, and viruses specific to the critical infrastructure.
- How to view vulnerabilities in existing environments, detect abnormal behaviors and threats
- How to take actionable steps toward understanding and documenting the security posture of your infrastructure.
Critical infrastructure provides the services that are the backbone of our national and economic security and the health and well-being of all Americans. Cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure are one of the most significant strategic risks for the United States, threatening our national security, economic prosperity, and public health and safety. In particular, nation-states are targeting critical infrastructure to collect information and gain access to industrial control systems in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors. Additionally, sophisticated nation-state attacks against government and private-sector organizations, critical infrastructure providers, and Internet service providers support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain persistent access to networks, and potentially lay a foundation for future offensive operations.
According to DHS in 2021, cybercrime damages exceed $6 trillion. Moreover, the interconnectivity of critical infrastructure systems raises the possibility of cyber-attacks that cause devastating kinetic and non-kinetic effects. As innovation, hyper-connectivity, and digital dependencies all outpace cybersecurity defenses, the warning signs are all present for a potential “cyber 9/11” on the horizon.
- MODERATOR -
Hon. Lucian Niemeyer
TBI Board Member and CEO of Building Cyber Security
- PANELISTS -
Anthem Hayek Blanchard
Dragos- Regional Manager - DoD/IC
Appgate - Head of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships