Understanding ICS cybersecurity reference architecture

Virtual Conference sponsored by ABB and Indegy

October 8th, 2019

11:00 AM until 12:30 PM ET

What you'll learn:

Industrial Control Systems have migrated From stand-alone isolated systems to interconnected systems. in a very standard environment, thousands of devices exist, operated by a more heterogeneous environment in more places than ever before. These interconnected systems leverage existing communication platforms and protocols to increase productivity, reduce operational costs, and further improve an organization’s support model. Industrial Control Systems are responsible for a vast amount of critical processes requiring organizations to secure their infrastructure adequately.

Understanding the ICS reference architecture and creating strong boundaries between business and process control networks can reduce the number of attack pathways and vulnerabilities that an intruder may exploit to gain unauthorized access into these critical systems. Check the agenda and join us on October 8th, 2019 for more insights.


11:00 – 11:05

Welcome Introduction


Greg Orloff – CBDO, IIoT World

11:05 – 11:20

The Metrics Manifesto: Confronting Security with Data


Richard Seiersen – CEO, Soluble.ai

Session Description:

This talks is focuses on key security metrics for “digitally transforming” businesses. It’s also a foreshadowing of the content for Richard’s upcoming book of the same title. Topics include “the metrics manifesto”, “the concept, object and methods of measurement” and “risk forecasting”. This session will bring new information to help technology security teams identify and rectify security weaknesses.

11:20 – 11:45

The Changing Industrial Attack Surface – Architecting Your OT Security For The Threats Ahead


Michael Rothschild –  Senior Director of Marketing, Indegy

Session Description:

Modern-day industrial operations have significantly changed. The convergence of IT and OT, mass adoption of IIoT have eroded what was once an air-gapped and fully isolated environment. in a very standard environment, thousands of devices exist operated by a more heterogeneous environment in more places than ever before. This creates new attack vectors and challenges in securing industrial environments, specifically by making cyber-security threats even more difficult to detect, investigate, and remediate. In this session, we will address:

– Critical infrastructure Is so much more than you think

– New industrial attack methods and targets

– Current Actors and motivations and who/what else are the upcoming players

– What has and will change in the threat landscape

– Five key areas to address to ensure the security of your IT/OT infrastructure into the future

Dee Kimata

11:45 – 12:10

Effective Collection of Asset Information is Foundational for Maintaining a Cybersecurity Reference Architecture


Dee Kimata – Global Product Manager for Cybersecurity, ABB Energy Industry

Session Description:

This presentation will break down the key components of an OEM Cybersecurity Reference Architecture, which is the blueprint for implementing control system cybersecurity practices. Further, the audience will learn how to apply the reference architecture into greenfield vs. brownfield use cases. Finally, as part of this effort, it is critical to have an understanding of your cybersecurity, and specifically how it fits into the broader reference architecture strategy.

12:10 – 12:30

Panel Discussion/Q&A


Greg Orloff – CBDO, IIoT World

Session Description:

– Open forum for virtual attendees to ask questions.


Greg previously served as the CEO of Tangent Company, inventor of the Watercycle™, the only commercial residential direct potable reuse system in the country. Greg holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, a Masters of Business Administration in International

Richard Seiersen is the Co-Founder & CEO of Soluble.ai, redefining security to work for, not against, engineers. Stay tuned! Prior to Soluble he spent 20 years deep in the bowels of security operations and development for mammoth and nimble companies alike. Along the way he became a serial CISO with

Michael Rothschild is Senior Director of Marketing at Indegy and has more than 20 years of experience in IT security. Michael has worked in product management and marketing roles with Thales, RSA, SafeNet (now Gemalto), Dell, Juniper Networks and Radware. In his spare time, he volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Dee Kimata is the Global Product Manager for cyber security at ABB Energy Industries. In this role, she is responsible for driving and executing the product roadmap and go-to-market strategy aligned to cyber security products and services. Dee spent the first 5 ½ years of her career at General Electric and held several positions ranging