The state of OT cyber risk for utilities

Understand what’s happening right now in OT cyber threats to utilities & what you should be doing to mitigate the risks.

IT/OT convergence is a major concern for compliance leaders in the electric utility industry. Risk exposure is growing and increasing in complexity. This panel discussion and Q&A features three industry experts who’ll discuss the changes, challenges and technological advances impacting electric utilities.

It this recorded webinar, you’ll learn:
• Recent changes that affect your compliance and security programs
• Common IT/OT convergence challenges and wins for utilities across the US and Canada
• Available technology to combat the rise in IT/OT attacks
• Practical discussions and tips for immediate action
• Pose your questions to the panel


Marty Edwards, VP of operational technology security for Tenable, & past director of ICS for U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Marty was the longest-serving Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). He is a globally recognized operational technology (OT) and industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity expert.

Marty collaborates with industry, government and academia to raise awareness of the growing security risks impacting critical infrastructure and the need to take steps to mitigate them.

Dean Parsons, Critical infrastructure & ICS cybersecurity leader

Dean has worked in both information technology and industrial control system (ICS) cyber defense in critical infrastructure sectors such as telecommunications, electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and oil and gas refineries, storage, and distribution. He’s an ambassador for defending industrial systems and an advocate for the safety, reliability, and cyber protection of critical infrastructure.

Dean is a SANS certified instructor and co-author, sits on the SANS GIAC advisory board and holds many cybersecurity professional certifications including the GICSP, GRID, GSLC, GCIA and CISSP. He is a proud Newfoundlander and Memorial University of Newfoundland alumnus.

Vid Kartavicius, president of ComplyTec

Vid is an entrepreneur, speaker and leader in IT Security in Canada. For over two decades, he has been helping enterprises protect themselves from financial risk associated with cyber attacks and compliance failures through the IT Security firm he founded and leads, ComplyTec.

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