Global Technology Leader Operational Technology, Jacobs

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22 June - 12 PM

IT vs OT: Is There Too Much Operational Technology Online for Hackers?

The attack on the Colonial Pipeline was one of the most major hacks in the history of critical infrastructure. But, this was not a hack on Colonial Pipeline’s IT, but their Operational Technology. The pipeline, which normally carries 2.5m barrels a day, is digital in terms of its operations. This panel will discuss how this attack may have taken place, the vulnerability of OT on a network, and whether there is too much OT online for hackers to manipulate?