Presentation “IT vs. OT: We are Much More Similar than We are Different - Comparing Process Control Room and SOC Operations” - by Marina Krotofil

The purpose of this presentation is to help IT security experts understand the specifics of OT environments as well as the associated vocabulary and mindset. Using the example of monitoring functions of IT infrastructures and industrial processes, as well as two seemingly very different job functions such as SOC Analyst (IT) and Control Room Operator (OT), it will be shown that the operational tasks of both job functions are fundamentally very similar. During the presentation, part of our .tech track, the similarities and specifics will be discussed in the context of all the key areas. Additionally, on the example of a real security incident, it will be shown how IT and OT teams can interact and work better together.

Marina Krotofil is a Cyber Security Product Owner, Industrial Technologies: Connected Vessels, Terminals and Warehouses at A.P. Moller Maersk in UK, with a decade of experiences in advanced methods for securing Industrial Control Systems (ICS). She authored more than 25 academic articles and book chapters on ICS Security and is a regular speaker at the leading conference stages worldwide.