Rhebo will speak as one of the leading European providers of industrial cybersecurity solutions at the upcoming IT Security Congress. The event, organized by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), will take place virtually on 1-2 February 2022 and is one of the most important events on the topic of corporate cybersecurity in German-speaking countries. In 2021, despite the difficult conditions, more than 8000 participants took part in the congress. Rhebo is one of 28 selected speakers at the IT security congress, chosen by the BSI from around 100 applications.
Under the title »Cybersecurity is a top management matter« the BSI is focusing this year's event on the special responsibility of management for cybersecurity. The incidents of the past one and a half years, such as the disclosure of the high-risk Log4Shell vulnerability, the disruption of industrial processes at Colonial Pipelines by a ransomware attack, and the compromise of hundreds of organizations by a long-term planned attack on the IT service provider SolarWinds, have made it clear that companies must prioritize cybersecurity. This applies not least to critical infrastructure, whose essential services are particularly at risk.
Rhebo CEO Klaus Mochalski will speak at the BSI's IT Security Congress on »Cyber Risks in Energy Utilities and Holistic Threat Detection from the Control Room to the Substation«. He will explain where gaps exist and what risks (i.e., vulnerabilities and cybersecurity threats) are common and typically undetected in both the central OT (control room) and distributed resources (i.e. substations) of energy companies. Klaus Mochalski will then outline solution options for comprehensive intrusion and threat detection in operational technology networks and industrial control systems that enable critical infrastructures to detect even professional, long-term attacks (by e.g. Advanced Persistent Threats) that usually persist for months in the network before the disruption is triggered.
The presentation will elaborate on further aspects in the compendium, which will be published during the IT Security Congress, and will present results from six years of OT monitoring and risk analysis in industrial networks.
Klaus Mochalski's lecture will take place on February 2, 2022 at 9:45 am CET.
Interested parties can register for participation in the 18th BSI IT Security Congress at https://www.bsi.bund.de/DE/Service-Navi/Veranstaltungen/Deutscher-IT-Sicherheitskongress/18-Dt-IT-Sicherheitskongress/18-dt-IT-Sicherheitskongress_node.html.
The 18th IT Security Congress is organized by the Federal Office for Information Security:
About Klaus Mochalski
Klaus Mochalski is CEO of Rhebo and has over twelve years of experience in the development and marketing of technologies for network management and security. Previously, he was active in research and education at international universities.