Critical Infrastructure Security , Endpoint Security , Governance & Risk Management

Cybersecurity Leadership: Risk in OT and IIoT

CEO and CISO Panel Discusses Critical Infrastructure Protection

OT, IoT, IIoT - each has critical distinctions, and each is increasingly vital to protecting the world's critical infrastructure from crippling cyberattacks. In a panel discussion, cybersecurity leaders discuss what it takes to get the C-suite's attention to prioritize this new generation of risk.

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Participating in this latest forum are:

Blake Moret, CEO, Rockwell Automation; Yaniv Vardi, CEO, Claroty; Summer Fowler, CISO, Argo AI; John Kindervag, senior vice president, cybersecurity strategy, ON2IT; and Chuck Brooks, president, Brooks Consulting International.

In this panel discussion hosted by Information Security Media Group and CyberTheory, these executives address:

  • Critical infrastructure protection;
  • Management complexities;
  • Improving IIoT security.

Moret is chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation. As CEO, he's dedicated to delivering the company’s strategy to bring the Connected Enterprise to life. Rockwell Automation integrates control and information to help make industrial companies more productive and the world more sustainable.

Vardi is an entrepreneur with more than two decades of global executive leadership experience. He has established a track record of developing and executing global business strategies and directing worldwide growth. As Claroty’s CEO, Vardi will lead the company through its next stage of growth and solidify its position as the leader in OT security.

Fowler has more than 19 years of experience in risk management and software engineering. She came to Argo AI from Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT cybersecurity division, where she served as technical director of cybersecurity risk and resilience. Prior to her work at CERT, Fowler was a technical member at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and a software engineer at Northrop Grumman.

Kindervag is senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy and an ON2IT Group Fellow at ON2IT Cybersecurity. Previously, he was field CTO at Palo Alto Networks. Earlier, while working at Forrester Research, where he was a vice president and principal analyst on the security and risk team, he created the "zero trust" model. He also previously served as a security consultant, penetration tester and security architect.

Brooks, who heads a consultancy, is a globally recognized thought leader and evangelist for cybersecurity and emerging technologies. LinkedIn named him as one of “The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn.” He was named by Thomson Reuters as a “Top 50 Global Influencer in Risk, Compliance” and by IFSEC as the “#2 Global Cybersecurity Influencer” in 2018.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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