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

Takeaways
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.

Registration
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.

Register here!