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Industrial Security: Understanding How IT and OT Meet at the Firewall

As IT and OT networks converge, the IT and OT network specialists will approach the deployment of industrial firewalls differently. Find out best practices for deploying firewalls to build a converged, IoT-ready network while maintaining security priorities across the entire network architecture.

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 1 PM EST (10 AM PST / 7:00 PM CET)
Duration: 1 hour
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As IT and OT networks converge to support interoperability and enable the Internet of Things, IT and OT network personnel will have to collaborate on network design, deployment and maintenance. With security top of mind for many industrial operators, this includes plant-wide deployment of industrial firewalls to help to harden the network infrastructure as part of a holistic, defense-in-depth approach. To support this convergence of IT and OT, modern industrial firewalls are deployed for a variety of reasons. In this webinar, you'll learn best practices on how to implement firewalls across a converged, IoT-ready network to help enable secure access and continued up-time.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover how to work with colleagues to help ensure network security
  • Learn about industrial network design training that can help streamline OT and IT operations using standard, unmodified Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Understand how to address network security for both IT and OT


Robert Albach, Sr. Product Line Manager, IoT Security, Cisco

Robert Albach joined Cisco in 2010 when he defined and delivered three network security solutions with the most recent - Cisco's first Industrial Security Appliance. Prior to his Cisco tenure, he guided the IPS Management solutions and low end IPS solutions for Intrusion Prevention pioneer TippingPoint. Outside of network security, Mr. Albach has lead product management efforts in the application management space at IBM/Tivoli; BMC; and Quest Software.