Session Abstract:

The rise of Industry 4.0 and the growth of ‘smart factories’ are poised to deliver significant automation and financial benefits to manufacturers. However, as information technology (IT), operational technology (OT), and intellectual property (IP) converge, new security challenges come into focus.  Do today’s Manufacturing cybersecurity teams feel prepared to address the complexity these changes have created, particularly when it comes to threat detection and response? And are they embracing technologies that could help them overcome the limits of traditional security controls and ‘level the playing field’?  These are just some of the questions explored in a new survey report from ESG and TrapX Security.

In this live webinar, we’ll debut the results and hear what more than 150 security executives in all sectors of manufacturing had to say about:

  • The vulnerabilities within their current IT & OT infrastructure, and the persistent menace of cyberattacks
  • Why OT-specific security has become more difficult, and the impact on staff resources
  • The need to simplify security operations, and key areas for improvement
  • Their understanding of Deception, and its role in improving threat detection and response processes


Jon Oltsik 

Senior Principal Analyst & Fellow, ESG

Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @joltsik


Steve Preston

SVP, Strategy & Growth

Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @StevePreston360


Hosted by…

Gary S. Miliefsky, CISSP®

Publisher, Cyber Defense Magazine

Twitter:  @Miliefsky

Connected, Complex & Converging: New Data on the Challenges Facing IT & OT Security in Manufacturing – Trapx Security