Industrial Automation Security
IAS was established for companies that are involved in industrial- based process automation and control. Due to the constant evolution of control processes and automation systems, as well as their underlying platforms on which they operate, each day new possibilities are discovered that could pose serious security risks to those systems. IAS aims to inform them about the necessity to secure their systems, and to provide them with best practices and practical and actionable guidelines. The possibilities offered to manage the systems easier and better, by evolving into modern capabilities ,by equipping them with new functionalities or by having multiple systems interconnect and work together, poses new challenges in terms of security. Legacy systems , or underlying IT systems already no longer be maintained for a long period of time can be a major threat . Only fully insulated systems can probably continue to exist , but they also will be subjected to external administration or changes eventually. The further automation within the sector (smart factories, internet of things, industrial internet) has lead to an increase of targeted attacks on industrial systems. For the proper functioning of business it is important to evaluate the potential risks, assess them, and take proper counter measures.
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Will OT Security now transform IT Security? White listing, optical walls and end to end system security. The program is still under development, you may confirm your attendance here and secure your seat
Venue: The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe
The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe is a non-governmental body that was established in Leuven, Belgium in 1984. Strategically based, The Leuven Institute draws on expertise from across Brussels, Benelux and the wider European Union to produce bespoke residential programmes and events, at its campus in the historic Irish College in Leuven, for higher education authorities, business organisations, commercial entities, the public sector and the voluntary community on the island of Ireland. Within the grounds of the Institute there is an expansive garden with overlooking terraces. The garden area of nearly 1000 square meters can be explored freely during the day.