A Separate Network for Critical Infrastructure: Is It a Good Idea?


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In August of 2018, the National Infrastructure Advisory Council recommended exploring the creation of separate networks for critical infrastructure to move essential operations off the Internet. Is it practical? Would the cost exceed the value? Drawing on a yearlong study, three industry professionals from industry, government and academia will discuss the merits of the concept.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand the feasibility of creating a separate network for critical infrastructure
2: Identify the tradeoffs between pursuing segmentation and investing in other defenses.
3: Explore government’s role in protecting critical infrastructure.

Pre-Requisites:
Basic familiarity with critical infrastructure, governments role in protecting it and an understanding of network security.

Participants
Peter Fuhr

Distinguished Scientist, Director, Grid Security, Tech Director UAS Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Robert Knake

Senior Research Scientist, Northeastern University

Samara Moore

Director, Cybersecurity, Exelon

Sharla Artz

Vice President, Government Affairs, Policy & Cybersecurity, UTC

security architecture operational technology (OT Security) Internet of Things infrastructure security critical infrastructure


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