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Expert Panel: Optimizing OT Cybersecurity through IEC62443 Risk Assessment & Management

October 8, 2020, 14:00 BST (UK time)

Understanding OT network risk is a key factor in devising an effective risk mitigation plan for critical infrastructures and industrial operations.

However, the complexity and the scale of modern ICS networks make risk evaluation by traditional risk assessment procedures practically impossible. You simply can no longer “eyeball” risk. An accurate network risk assessment needs to take into account both the real-world impact and the likelihood of a cyber-attack, based on a variety of sources for modelling network vulnerabilities, defences, possible attackers and attack methods.

 In this Expert Panel, consisted of acclaimed experts from Radiflow and guests Forrester and Siemens, we will discuss:

  • The fundamentals of risk management
  • Available assessment tools
  • Standards and regulations including IEC 62443 and the NIS Directive

The Panel will be chaired by Will Garside.


Ilan Barda

CEO, Radiflow

Ilan Barda, founder of Radiflow is a Security and Telecom executive with 20 years of experience in the industry. Mr. Barda’s last position was the CEO of Seabridge, a Siemens subsidiary, with world-wide responsibility for the Siemens/Nokia-Siemens Carrier-Switches portfolio.

Ilan has vast experience in developing secure communication equipment from his service in the Information Security division of the IDF. Ilan has a B.A. in Computer Science and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg-Recanati program.

Brian Kime

Senior Analyst, Forrester

Brian is a senior analyst at Forrester serving security and risk professionals. He covers cyber threat intelligence, digital risk protection, vulnerability management, and critical infrastructure security. In this role, Brian helps organizations identify, assess, and prioritize cyber and other threats; prepare for emerging attack vectors; and reduce cyber risk.

Dale Geach

Head of Technology and Innovation, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Dale Geach has worked in the Energy sector for over 26 years with a breadth of experience in design, testing and delivery of digital technology for Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). As Head of Technology and Innovation for Siemens Smart Infrastructure – Digital Grid, Dale is responsible for portfolio development which serves not only the current needs of industry, but more importantly the technology and service needs of the future Cyber resilient Smart Grid.

Will Garside

Broadcaster / Author / Technical Writer / Journalist

Will’s career in media spans over 20 years, including roles ranging from TV producer (SKY), technology journalist (Reed Elsevier) and published author (Which?, Consumer Association). Will was also editor of International Broadcast Engineer and continues to moderate industry debates at IBC, NAB and CommsVision.

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