Traditional & Industrial Asset Discovery

When:  Jun 17, 2021 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)
Associated with  New England Chapter

During this 1 hour session, 2 representatives from Tripwire will discuss both Traditional and Industraial Asset Discovery! See below for more information on the session...

Presenter: Tyler Reguly, Manager, Security Research

Title: Traditional Asset Discovery

Topics: A look at how traditional asset discovery works.

 While most of this is history, albeit recent history, we’ll walk through the methods by which devices are discovered on traditional networks. While device discovery has shifted, that conversation will be handled in the presentation that follows this one. We’ll look at packets that traverse the network, the ways that asset discovery is performed, and how detection helps you understand what is on your network.

Presenter: Lane Thames, Principal Security Researcher, VERT 

Title: Industrial Asset Discovery

Topics: A look at how Asset Discovery shifts when you move into IIoT.

Asset Discovery is a critical cybersecurity component because it provides visibility into our networks, and without visibility it is impossible to secure our systems. Twenty years ago, asset discovery was straightforward—our networks were fairly easy to manage (in terms of scale) and were not extremely diverse. Today, however, the story is much different. Our networks are large and geographically distributed. We have very diverse environments such as on-premise systems along with systems in the cloud. We are also entering a new paradigm in the industrial world, often referred to as Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution. Industry 4.0 is a paradigm shift that involves a few things such as digital transformation, the Industrial Internet of Things IIoT, and the convergence of IT systems with Operational Technology (OT) systems. OT technologies are used inside of industrial facilities such as on the “shop floor” of a manufacturing organization, and asset discovery within this domain is much different than in the IT domain. This presentation will overview the factors driving the Industry 4.0 paradigm, IT/OT convergence, and IIoT. The presentation will then discuss how asset discover shifts when moving into IIoT.

Register today—we look forward to seeing you there.  1 CPE will be awarded!