Nearly every conversation about industrial Ethernet includes some discussion of security. The focus for manufacturers lies in reacting to what they've heard in the news and applying a practical approach toward better security for their particular situation. Adding to the confusion is the fact that few manufacturers are implementing security on new systems. For most, security must be added to existing applications that didn't account for security when first designed and deployed. We will share steps for mainstream industrial security design, along with practical tips and commentary that will benefit both IT and industrial automation professionals looking for the best way to implement security for their existing systems.
- Assess your current situation properly.
- Move from a series of networks to an infrastructure.
- Perform a risk assessment.
- Learn aspects of a defense-in-depth model.
- Turn a security plan into action - regardless of budget or timeframe.
Mike Miclot is currently the Vice President of Marketing, Industrial Solutions at Belden. In this role, Mike leads the strategy formation and go-to-market planning and execution in support of Belden's Industrial Cable products as well as Hirschmann, Lumberg Automation, GarrettCom, and Tofino Security brand solutions. Mike joined Belden in April, 2009 as the Vice President and General Manager of the Industrial Connectivity Unit in the Americas Region. Mike earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo and his MBA in International Marketing from Cleveland State University. He is based in Belden Americas headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.