Welcome to the interactive agenda for SecurityWeek’s 2019 ICS Cyber Security Conference. Sessions are being finalized and the final program will include 4 FULL DAYS of content. (View the full conference website here) (You can Register for the ICS Cyber Security Conference and training here)
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Wednesday, October 23 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Water Safety: It’s the Job of Operations and IT (Lunch Workshop)

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Safe water and clean water are essential for public health, ecosystem protection and economic strength. Supporting these important functions requires secure information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).

Gwinnet County Department of Water Resources understood the need to take proactive steps to protect this critical lifeline for their community. They invested in a modernization project to unify their SCADA platforms and bolster their cybersecurity posture across their water plants, waste water facilities and distribution facilities.

During this session, experts from Gwinnet County and Fortinet will
  • Share the journey toward SCADA modernization and the implementation of a cybersecurity platform
  • Review standard practices used to deploy a standard ICS architecture
  • Discuss lessons learned through the modernization journey

Join Sam Paul from Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources as he shares their journey to segment and segregate their OT network – with a vision of standardize and modernizing their SCADA systems – including partnering with IT to embed cybersecurity into their ICS security plan. Hear from Fortinet ICS expert Carlos Sanchez as he speaks to the benefits of the Fortinet Security Fabric to simplify and streamline the cybersecurity needs for industrial control systems.


Sam Paul

Section Manager | SCADA Systems & Projects, Gwinnett County, Department of Water Resources
Sam Paul is the Section Manager over SCADA systems and Projects for the Department of Water Resources, Gwinnet County Government.  Sam is a strategic futurist and visionary leader with a drive to learn the challenges and help organizations transform to meet the escalating expectations... Read More →
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Carlos Sanchez

Director - Operational Technology, Central USA, Fortinet
Carlos is a technologist with 32 years of experience in network, telecommunications, and critical infrastructure security. He specializes in simplifying complex business problems with a pragmatic application of technology. With a wide range of experience ranging from US Air Force... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
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