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Thursday, October 24 • 8:15am - 9:00am
The Convergence of Safety and Cybersecurity

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Innovation often happens when different disciplines share knowledge.  We’re seeing this today with increased interactions between the risk management, industrial cybersecurity, and process safety disciplines. There is growing recognition of interdependencies between security and safety in control systems that is leading some in industry to expand their use of process safety standards and best practices such as HAZOP analysis and process safety risk matrices.  Combining these risk management approaches with proper work procedures and structured change management techniques can help better protect systems against attacks while also reduce damage or disruption to critical operations.
This session will discuss the relationships between safety and cybersecurity risks, the approaches companies are taking to mitigate these risks, and the benefits that can be gained by coupling the domain knowledge and best practices from the worlds of process safety and cybersecurity alike.
This information will be of benefit to owner-operators, equipment suppliers, solution suppliers, and researchers interested in industrial cybersecurity and safety.

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Larry O’Brien

Vice President of Research, ARC Advisory Group
Larry is part of the cybersecurity and smart cities and infrastructure teams at ARC.  Larry has a 20-year background in process control, process safety, and field devices/field networks.  Over the years, Larry has supported many of our end-user clients in the oil and gas and refining... Read More →

Thursday October 24, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am EDT
Windsor Ballroom