Addressing the Security Challenges of Operational Technology

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Thursday, July 18

11 am ET

The convergence of Information Technology & Operational Technology (IT/OT) has created a complex security landscape for critical infrastructure sectors. CISOs are now facing unprecedented challenges as traditional IT risk management methods prove insufficient for securing these interconnected and highly sensitive cyber-physical systems (CPS). The unique vulnerabilities of CPS, including proprietary protocols, intolerance for downtime, and severe consequences of failure, demand a reimagined approach to risk management.

Are you struggling to secure your CPS environments effectively? Join us for an in-depth session with Grant Geyer, Claroty Chief Product Officer and Jim Tassall, Director of OT Cyber Security, Kellanova who will outline a strategic approach to CPS risk management. Learn how to build a robust foundation tailored to the unique needs and priorities of your CPS environment, ensuring your infrastructure remains resilient against evolving threats.

What You Will Learn:

  • Optimal Asset Discovery Methods: Learn how to select the best methods for discovering and managing assets within your CPS environment.
  • Addressing Ground-Level Risk Realities: Understand how to tackle the specific risk realities faced by your CPS environment and develop practical solutions.
  • Implementing Effective Risk Controls: Gain insights into identifying and implementing the most effective risk controls for your CPS infrastructure.
  • Bridging the IT/OT Gap: Discover strategies to effectively bridge the gap between IT and OT, fostering a cohesive and secure operational environment.

Don’t let your CPS security strategy fall behind. Register now to gain essential knowledge and actionable strategies ensuring your critical infrastructure is protected against today’s sophisticated threats.

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Grant Geyer

Grant Geyer

Chief Product Officer - Claroty
Grant Geyer oversees Claroty’s product management, engineering, and research organizations, and is responsible for the company’s product strategy and development. He has had a successful career as an operator in the cybersecurity industry for over 20 years. Most recently, he worked as an Executive-in-Residence at Scale Venture Partners, where he assisted the firm in analyzing cybersecurity markets and ventures. Prior to his work with Scale, Geyer held the role of Senior Vice President of Products for RSA, responsible for both traditional and SaaS product offerings. Prior to RSA, Geyer served as Vice President at Symantec, which he joined through its acquisition of Riptech. Earlier in his career, Geyer served as a Military Intelligence officer for the U.S. Army. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jim Tassell

Jim Tassell

Director of OT Cyber Security - Kellanova
Jim Tassell is an Information Security leader with 25+ years of IT experience, with 8 years of that in security. Jim has held leadership roles in IT engineering, operations, architecture, and most recently as Director of OT Cyber Security at Kellanova. Jim established the OT cyber security organization at Kellanova 8 years ago building out OT cyber security services and OT security dashboards to drive compliance with the services.
Amanda Scheldt

Amanda Scheldt

Cybersecurity Writer and Webinar Host - Techstrong Learning
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Mitch Ashley

Chief Technology Advisor, The Futurum GroupCTO, Techstrong Group
Mitch Ashley is a technology executive and entrepreneur who is an advisor, analyst, product creator and tech leader, bringing 30+ years in cybersecurity, cloud, AI, product development, software engineering and networking. Mitch is Chief Technology Advisor with The Futurum Group and CTO of Techstrong Group’s tech media platforms covering digital leadership, DevOps, cybersecurity, AI, cloud native, cloud infrastructure, platforms and ITSM. A highly sought-after advisor, analyst, CTO, CIO and head of engineering, Mitch’s analyst research is available on and