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Risky Business: Categorizing and Managing Cyberattacks on OT Assets

Industrial digitalization is exposing OT assets to new risks and threats. How is one risk more important than another? Are we managing the right risks?


Andrew Kling

Andrew Kling
Industry Automation Product Security Officer, Schneider Electric

Andrew Kling leads the Industry Automation business unit in cybersecurity and system architecture at Schneider Electric. He has more than three decades of software development experience, having worked in the R&D organization of Schneider Electric since 2001, and has ushered the organization to comply with ISA/IEC 62443 standards at the process, product, and system levels. Kling has a master’s degree in artificial intelligence from Northeastern University.

Siv Hilde Houmb

Dr. Siv Hilde Houmb
Senior Advisor in Digital Security, Statnett SF

Siv Hilde Houmb is a senior advisor in digital security at Statnett. Her extensive academic and industry background covers risk assessment, security protocols development, attack protection strategies, ethical hacking (penetration testing), and monitoring and surveillance technology for cybersecurity. Houmb has a Ph.D. in computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Khalid Al-Harbi

Khalid Al-Harbi
Chief information Security Officer, Saudi Aramco

Khalid Al-Harbi is the Chief information Security Officer of Saudi Aramco. His responsibilities include managing the cybersecurity program for the company’s local and international operations. With more than 20 years of experience from the oil and gas and aviation industries, he has extensive knowledge about cybersecurity oversight and operations, and information technology engineering and communications. Al-Harbi has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Georges DeMoura

Georges DeMoura
Head of Industry Solutions, World Economic Forum | Centre for Cybersecurity

Georges DeMoura oversees the industry cybersecurity portfolio at the World Economic Forum, which aims at increasing awareness and addressing systemic risks to increase cyber-resilience across the industries’ ecosystem. He has 20 years’ experience in information technology and cybersecurity across multiple industries, including aerospace, aviation, and transportation. DeMoura has a master’s degree in computer Engineering from ESME Sudria at Paris.

Cim Stordal

Session Moderator - Cim Stordal
Software Engineer in Security Analysis & Research, Cognite

Cim Stordal leads Cognite’s Security Analysis and Research team, which focuses on source code and software quality, developer tooling for security, and vulnerability research. At Cognite he started the Computer Vision team before moving to the Data Contextualization project. Stordal has a bachelor’s degree in software development from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

In This Session

Industrial digitalization is exposing enterprises to new risks and threats, significantly altering the cybersecurity threat landscape. This development is forcing industrial companies to make some important decisions about what to prioritize: How is one risk more important than another? Are we managing the right risks? How should risks be categorized?

Risk management is a continuous and forward-looking process to ensure that the right resources are allocated to the right areas. Robust risk management will help identify, categorize, and manage potential threats before they occur.

In this session, the head of Cognite's Security Analysis and Research Team, Cim Stordal, will sit down with cybersecurity experts Khalid Al-Harbi, Chief Information Security Officer at Saudi Aramco; Georges DeMoura, Head of Industry Solutions at the WEF Centre for Cybersecurity; Andrew Kling, Industry Automation Product Security Officer at Schneider Electric; and Siv Hilde Houmb, Senior Advisor in Digital Security at Statnett. The panelists will share their thoughts on how industrial companies can manage risks and protect OT assets.


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