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Critical Infrastructure Webinar Series

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) and IoTSec Australia are hosting a series of webinars intended to educate and raise awareness on cyber risk for critical infrastructure organizations with a focus on IIoT or IoT in their environments.  These webinars will discuss the delivery of essential services to society at large in key sectors: Power, Consumer Supply Chain, Health and Smart Cities.

Supply Chain and Third Party Logistics

Recorded on 14 July 2022

Third-party or supply chain cyber risk is becoming thematic for organizations of all sizes. In 2021 the SolarWinds and Kaseya breaches affect organizations of all sizes--from Microsoft to small businesses.  A Ponemon report in 2021 showed that over half of organizations that suffered a data breach did so because of a third party. Critical Infrastructure operators may have robust security systems in place, but what if a third party does not? How are organizations that operate critical infrastructure assets managing risks that are exposed by third parties?


Questions to Ask:

  • Is there enough validation performed on your third parties and their security practices?
  • Do third parties have adequate controls in place?
  • What does it mean to your brand and customer if a cyber incident impacts your third party?

All these questions need to be taken into consideration as part of a functional cyber security risk program.


Critical Infrastructure Protection is the delivery of essential services to society at large.  This is juxtaposed against the ongoing and accelerating transformation of traditional industries that have relied on Operational Technology and Industrial Control Systems.  We are now seeing critical infrastructure providers Cloud technologies, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and even Internet of Things (IoT) solutions where the security of such platforms is crucial and reliance on 3rd parties paramount.



Learn from, engage with, and discuss important topics with these experts:

Nikhil Puri

Global Procurement Head, Sterlite Technologies

Tim Cara

Co-founder, IoTSec Australia

Jonathan Sharrock

CEO, Cyber Citadel

What You'll Learn:

  • Australia's Federal Government's actions regarding cyber risk mitigation, proposed amendments, and current status
  • Discussion on other related events like the SolarWinds and Kaseya breaches
  • Digital technology adoption and cloud services' impact on operations and sustainability

Who Should Participate:

  • Interested stakeholders in the supply chain industry in both public and private sectors
  • Board of Directors (Audit & Risk, advisors, non-executive Directors, advisors)
  • Executive management (CIO, CTO, CISO) and senior management of Cybersecurity, OT
  • Regulatory, government, or other agencies looking for solutions to security challenges
  • C-Suite responsible for IT, Supply Chain, Risk Management, Infrastructure

Available On-Demand

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Security of the Power and Energy Sector

In the past, cyber-attackers largely ignored operational technology (OT) systems, such as industrial control systems and SCADA systems, because it was difficult to get to the proprietary information, or OT systems not connected to external networks and data could not be easily infiltrated. However, attacks on IoT/OT cyberattacks are expected to double as many industrial systems are connected to company networks with access to the Internet and use everything from connected sensors and big data analytics to deliver operational improvements. This convergence and integration of OT and IT have resulted in a growing number of cyber-risks, including effective and impactful cyber incidents across both IT and OT. An OT cybersecurity incident can lead to loss of production, damage to equipment, and environmental release. Defending OT from cyber attacks requires a different set of tools and strategies than used to protect IT. While IT incidents can take months to recover, OT incidents can take several years.


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