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Monday, October 22 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Protecting ICS With Decentralization + Blockchain

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Learning objectives: Industrial control systems need local security to ensure continuous real-time operations, and these security services must fully support any-to-any connections at the edge while preserving central control. Blockchain is uniquely suited for a decentralized security system, as it can be used to ensure data integrity as well as tamper-proof IIoT networks and the distributed devices that comprise them.

In this presentation, Roman Arutyunov will speak to the cruciality of decentralized security for today’s evolving industrial systems. Distributing security is a solution to securing a distributed, autonomous, any-to-any, edge-heavy ecosystem.

Decentralization enables system operators to cover large areas, as well as hundreds of thousands of controllers, sensors, and meters, while facilitating secure addition, removal, and control of resources. In multi-vendor and multi-application IoT networks, decentralization allows smart devices, within utility, energy, manufacturing, and other systems employing a wide variety of devices, sensors and assets, to communicate securely. 

Blockchain is the ideal tool for implementation of a decentralized security system, as well as a way to ensure data integrity and a tamper-proof IIoT network. Blockchain solves a major issue for industrial control systems that are evolving to incorporate the efficiency of Industry 4.0: maintaining security while continuing to add smart devices in a network. A blockchain-protected solution is distributed by nature, making it a uniquely suited approach for decentralized, any-to-any IIoT security. Building on an immutable ledger based on consensus, blockchain’s structure creates a more secure connected network as more smart devices are added––a perfect fit for industries comprised by large operational networks. Distributed security underpins continuous edge-computing operations, even in the face of irregular connectivity, and enables controlled access to existing industrial systems. By providing a communication fabric that integrates security within the devices and applications themselves, industrial control systems can be efficiently deployed in a way that enhances security with every device added to the network. In this instance, blockchain creates a security foundation to protect connected devices on the industrial edge. 



Speakers
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Susanto Irwan

Co-founder & VP of Engineering, Xage


Monday October 22, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
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