Critical Infrastructure Security , Incident & Breach Response , Information Sharing

Tracking the Convergence of IT and OT in the Energy Sector

Threats Facing the Energy Sector Are Changing, Warns Siemens Energy's Mex Martinot
Mex Martinot, vice president and global head of industrial cybersecurity, Siemens Energy

As information technology - aka IT - and operational technology - aka OT - continue to converge, organizations must stay ahead of new security challenges and threats, says Mex Martinot, vice president and global head of industrial cybersecurity at Siemens Energy.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Martinot discusses:

  • What the future of OT security looks like for the energy sector;
  • How the threat landscape is set to evolve and the protections it demands;
  • Best practices across the people, process and technology domains to safeguard IT and OT environments in the energy sector.

Martinot is responsible for the entire Siemens Energy OT cybersecurity business across Asia, particularly securing critical infrastructure in Siemens Energy, working with governments and key sectors to defend critical infrastructure from the growing cyberthreats by building capability, education programs and research and development communities. Martinot, who is a CyberEdBoard executive member, previously worked with leading technology companies, including Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Secureworks and others, undertaking a wide array of roles from technology consultant to director for cybersecurity.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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