CDM DEFEND’s New Approaches for Protecting Networks

Example Track 1

The Operational Technology (OT) Security Challenge in Federal Civilian Agencies

May 22, 2019

9:50 AM - 10:05 AM

Erik Floden

Director, Global Strategic Alliances

Forescout Technologies

The CDM program begins to address previously-out-of-scope networks such as mobile and cloud, a persistent challenge for Federal civilian agencies will be the security of OT networks. Erik Floden, Director, Global Strategic Alliances with Forescout, will discuss the OT security challenge and consider several questions:

  • Why is OT important for Federal civ. agencies and important for the CDM program to secure?
  • What are OT networks?
  • Why are OT networks difficult to secure?
  • Isn’t OT effectively out of scope for CDM because of the need for specialized tools and capabilities?
  • How should CDM improve security of these networks?