OT Knowledge for non-OT people

Have an insight into the Operational Technology environment. What are the challenges to secure them?

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CPE Credits Earn 5 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for attending this workshop. Please request a confirmation.
Location Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel
Hohenbuehlstrasse 10
8152 Opfikon-Glattbrugg

There are a lot of free park places available.
Train: railway station Zurich Airport – take the Hotel Shuttle

Date of Event (tbd)
Time 1:30 – 6:00 pm
Language Depends on the participants – English or German
Participation Fee Fr. 480.—

This Vendor-independent Workshop Provides You

Cyber Security for Operational Technology (OT) is nowadays an ongoing topic, not only for OT people. Security is a combined approach between engineers, laboratory, warehouse and IT. Even when using the same operating systems, having the same topics like Active Directory, Patch-Management and Malware protection – OT Systems are different as IT-Systems.
But what makes OT so „special“?

The workshop is designed for IT people to get an insight in OT terminology. The attendee will understand the situation, the special system characteristics – explained from an engineer.

Delegates will learn and understand:

  • What are typical sensors and actuators used?
  • What is a PLC? Realtime?
  • What is a SCADA?
  • What is a DCS?
  • How to connect sensors and actuators to PLC / SCADA
  • What are typical functions like control loops, discrete control, analogue control
  • What are the differences between PLCs and DCSs?
  • What are historians?
  • What is automated equipment?
  • What makes OT systems different from IT systems?
  • OT specific international standards

After attending this workshop you’ll

  • have a better insight into OT terminology
  • understand the general differences between IT and OT regarding
    • Endpoint Protection
    • Identification and Authentication
    • Patch Management

Who Should Attend

  • IT people who want to have a more deep insight in the OT environment
  • IT people involved in security programs for OT

It’s not a technical workshop!

About the trainer
Thomas Sturm has a strong background in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry with coding PLC, SCADA and DCS Systems for different applications – from container washing units up to recipe control based on PLCs and similar applications for the DCS environment. He was working at Novartis, was leading a green field site project in Singapore, responsible for electrical, instrumentation and automation. With additional projects around serialization and laboratory applications, MES integration of automated equipment he covers a wide range of the OT environment.

He triggered in 2012 the first cyber security initiative and crossed the „bridge“ with the IT colleagues – working together to protect the OT Systems. He is passionate about OT-Security – coming from a solid „hands-on“ automation background – he recognized it is crucial to have a translator from IT language, IT security controls to the OT environment.

Cancellations of registration are free of charge until 30 days before. Cancellations received beyond this point will incur 100% of the admission fee. You will get an invoice for the respective amount. In any case, however, a delegate may be sent at no additional costs.

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