Leading industrial software provider SolutionsPT, together with Schneider Electric, is hosting an OT cyber security event at Fota Island Resort, Cork, aimed at helping manufacturers protect their industrial control systems and critical infrastructure.

Taking place on Thursday 15th March 2018, the event will address why industrial environments are becoming more vulnerable to cyberattack, while also providing guidance on securing OT architectures and defence in depth solutions.

Keynote speaker Jay Abdallah, Global Security Director at Schneider Electric, will discuss ‘The Threat Within’, covering how the move to open standards such as Ethernet, TCP/IP and web technologies has allowed hackers to take advantage of industrial control systems and critical infrastructure, before moving on to ‘Defence in Depth’. Other sessions to note include guidance on building secure OT architectures, disaster resilience, managed services and a panel discussion.

The afternoon session will then give attendees the opportunity to take part in a series of workshops. The first will focus on Wonderware System Platform 2017, SolutionsPT’s responsive control platform for SCADA, MES and IIoT solutions, before concluding with optional Citect SCADA and ThinManager hands-on workshops.

Susan Roche, General Manager of SolutionsPT, said: “Following the success of last year’s roadshow, which was well received by Irish manufacturers, it was an easy decision to bring our OT Cyber Security event back to Fota Island. This event will help manufacturers secure their operations and ensure their systems are more secure than ever.”

The event runs from 8:30am until 5:15pm and is free to attend. Delegates must register in advance by visiting: http://www.wonderware.ie/events-webinars/staged-approach-ot-cyber-security/