Securing the Industrial IoT Ecosystem

Virtual Conference sponsored by BlackRidge Technology

May 8, 2019

11:00 AM until 12:30 PM EDT

What you'll learn:

New digital services and connected industrial controls systems continue to be at high risk from security breaches with subsequent impacts to consumer privacy and now personal safety. This webinar will review these market trends and risks, and the challenge of securing Operational Technology (OT) including industrial control systems (ICS) and other critical infrastructure devices and systems. A new industry initiative will be discussed along with an approach to segmenting and securing the IIoT ecosystem to Further enable digital transformation.


11:00 – 11:05

Welcome Introduction


Greg Orloff – CBDO IIoT World

11:05 – 11:25

OT Security Convergence and Cyber Risk


Dr. Edward G. Amoroso – Founder and CEO of TAG Cyber

Session Description:

The growth of OT automation and connectivity to the Internet is driving OT security convergence with IT, and with that comes new cyber risk consequences that need better domain specific security controls, as follows:

– Internet Convergence with OT – OT security has traditionally relied on non-interoperability and technological separation between the internet and the non4P-based systems found so often in industrial control, Factory, and related operational settings. That situation has changed, and now results in a new set of obligations for the CISO team.

– OT Risk Consequence – IT security has traditionally exaggerated the influence of attack probability in the measurement of cyber risk. This has led to many one-size-fits-all cyber security defensive approaches. The growth of OT automation and connectivity to the Internet has increased the contribution of consequence to the risk equation.

– OT Security Technologies – The types of security technologies required to protect OT systems can be viewed in terms of the Purdue model. Each layer in the model hierarchy requires special types of controls, and the industry will have to evolve to satisfy this growing need with solutions that have sufficient domain specificity to work property.


11:25 – 11:50

A New Approach to Segmenting and Securing the IIoT Ecosystem


Michael Murray – SVP and GM of Cyber Physical Systems, BlackRidge Technology

Session Description:

– The convergence of IT and OT networks within the factory is being driven by overall competitiveness of the global manufacturing and automation markets forcing firms to connect their currently non-connected enterprises. This connectivity has hightlighted significant security gaps and weakness in our existing and newly installed factory, process and building automation systems. The number of attacks on manufacturing firms has increased exponentially and Is a form of geo-economic warfare, and intellectual property theft is at an all-time high as well.

– Current solutions from many vendors focuses upon VPN tunneling style solutions which gates the richness of loT data analytics due to encryption and deep packet inspection creates latencies in the network. Furthermore, they are very expensive and do not address the deeper layers of the network in an effective way. This session will discuss how these challenges can be overcome by microsegmentation and better security policy enforcement using authenticated connections and identity.

11:50 – 12:15

OT Data Trends and the Smart Factory


Ian Fountain – Director of Marketing – Industrial IoT Applications, National Insturments

Session Description:

– Some of the largest value drivers for industrial loT applications are brownfield – existing Installation – applications.

– Automation and process control systems were not designed with enough sensor measurements for the needs of the modern loT applications and, as a result, are leaving decision makers with blind spots in their data. Meanwhile, data acquisition technology can produce the necessary data, but needs proper management to screen and connect data securely to business IT networks.

– This talk looks at sensor and data-centric technology trends that are helping solve the challenges of integrating OT equipment into a valuable part of a company’s digital journey. Real-world case studies and testbeds are used as examples.

Panel Discussion/Q&A


Greg Orloff – CBDO, IIoT World

Session Description:

– Open forum for virtual attendees to ask questions.


Ed Amoroso is CEO of TAG Cyber, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting major organizations across the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T, beginning his career in Unix security at Bell Labs and culminating as SVP/CSO from 2004 to 2016. He was elected AT&T

Michael leads the Cyber Physical Systems team and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) ecosystem business at BlackRidge Technology. Prior to joining BlackRidge, Michael held several senior leadership roles at Analog Devices and most recently, TDK developing

As the director of marketing for Industrial IoT at National Instruments, Ian Fountain is responsible for the company’s global business in monitoring and Industrial Internet of Things applications and is heavily involved in the strategic development of the associated products required to address customer’s needs. Fountain joined NI in 2000 as

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 Business from Case