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Thursday, October 26 • TBA
Holistic Cyber Security: Beyond Defense in Depth

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The term “defense in depth” is often used to define extrinsic security measures that are bolted onto existing control and information technology. This approach is necessary because mainstream control systems were designed prior to the emergence and proliferation of cyber security threats. The downside of extrinsic defense is complexity and cost, and the fact that as cyber intruders become increasingly sophisticated, these defenses are too often and too easily compromised.  Going forward, a more intrinsic and holistic approach is required to control the cost, reduce the complexity, and ensure a high level of cyber defense of automation for the factories and infrastructure of a nation.  This presentation defines a simplified intrinsic and holistic approach to ICS cyber security, including:

  • The fundamentals of intrinsic defense required to build a hardware root of trust.
  • Exploration of the open standards available to drive secure embedded system designs 
  • The importance and challenge of a secure manufacturing and supply chain for next generation factories 
  • The fundamentals of securing the edge networks and devices, often described as IIoT. 
  • Approaches to cyber-physical defenses such as anti-tamper, EMP and EFT. 
  • Effective ways to defend the SCADA and Engineering applications. 
  • Other best practices for cyber hygiene to complement intrinsic ICS defense. 

The discussion will address these issues to confirm that the way of the future is open and secure automation platforms that improve safety and security at lower lifecycle costs. 


Albert Rooyakkers

Albert has more than 30 years of automation and electronics industry experience. Before founding Bedrock Automation, he directed business and application development teams for Maxim Integrated Products, including serving as Japan country manager. Prior to that, he served in produ... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 TBA