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This workshop will present solutions currently available for network monitoring and situational awareness in Oil&Gas OT infrastructure.
We will analyse what are the major strengths and weaknesses of each approach, when it can be used and what is the output users can expect.
We will wrap up the session discussing the DENSEK project (www.densek.eu), a EU-sponsored research project that aims at building an open-source situational awareness platform for OT networks.
 

Gain insight about network monitoring and situational awareness for Oil&Gas OT networks, learn about different approaches, when and how to use them. Learn about European-drive initiatives to improve resilience of Critical Infrastructure.

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Introduction

Damiano  Bolzoni

Damiano Bolzoni, COO, Security Matters

9:10 Current solutions for network monitoring and situational awareness of critical networks

Damiano  Bolzoni

Damiano Bolzoni, COO, Security Matters

10:30 Afternoon Tea

11:00 Pros and Cons of each approach

Damiano  Bolzoni

Damiano Bolzoni, COO, Security Matters

11:40 DENSEK Situational Awareness Platform

Damiano  Bolzoni

Damiano Bolzoni, COO, Security Matters

12:20 Closing remarks

Damiano  Bolzoni

Damiano Bolzoni, COO, Security Matters

12:30 End of workshop

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