Brains 4 Buildings: Securing Operational Technology (OT): New Kid on the Block or Familiar Risk? A Wake Up Call for on One of the Biggest Threats for Our Future.

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Brains 4 Buildings organiseert maandelijkse webinars waarin deskundigen allerlei actuele onderwerpen met betrekking tot slimme gebouwen belichten. 6 april zal er een webinar plaatsvinden over beveiliging van operationele technologiede: een wake-up call voor een van de grootste bedreigingen voor onze toekomst. 

Let op: dit webinar is in het engels. Hieronder de engelse beschrijving van het webinar.

As society and organizations are becoming more and more dependent on technology for their operation and continuity, securing this technology will be at the very core of the security domain. Both physical and cyber security professionals should not only be concerned with protecting IT infrastructure and information but have to pay special attention to Operational Technology (OT). This category of automation infrastructure contains Industrial Control Systems (ICS), SCADA systems, Process Control Systems (PCS) and IoT. Securing this kind of infrastructure is lagging behind on IT security. What is the difference? What are the specific characteristics of OT and how can we  (physically) protect this? Learn all about one of the major risks for our (near) future.   


Johan de Wit - Technical Officer Enterprise Security

Johan de Wit works for Siemens Smart Infrastructure in a non-commercial role as Technical Officer Enterprise Security. He is involved in global Siemens portfolio development and follows national and international trends and developments in the fields of safety, security and risk management. He owns a masters degree in Security Science and Management and holds a PhD research position at TU Delft. He is a member of various government committees, advisory boards, workgroups and communities of practice of norm institutions, government, academia and business associations in the Netherlands like: National Cyber Security Center,  ASIS, Information Security Forum, Overseas Security Advisory Board (OSAC). He is a regular (non-commercial) speaker at conferences and universities and publishes papers and articles. ​​​​​​​

Brains 4 Buildings

Brains 4 Buildings is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder program focused on developing methods to harness big data from smart meters, building management systems and the Internet of Things devices, to reduce energy consumption, increase comfort, respond flexibly to user behaviour and local energy supply and demand, and save on installation maintenance costs. This will be done through the development of faster and more efficient Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence models and algorithms. The project is geared to utility buildings such as commercial and institutional buildings.

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