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Webinar: Building Resilience Against Cyber Shocks

An On-Demand IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, in association with PwC

Date: This webinar is available on-demand.
Originally Broadcast: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5, New York)
Duration: 1 Hour
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: Free

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The smart factory is at the heart of Industry 4.0. Here, advanced software enables machines to communicate and make decisions, while artificial intelligence, robotics, and 3-D printing transform the way products are made and people perform work. But Industry 4.0 also creates new risks and requires manufacturers to integrate security and privacy safeguards into their businesses and throughout their ecosystem -- from suppliers to customers. Without these safeguards, manufacturers are vulnerable to cyber shocks -- that is, large-scale events with cascading disruptive consequences — has never been more important.

Many manufacturing companies in PwC's 2018 Global State of Information Security Survey say that despite an awareness of disruptive cyber risks, they remain unprepared to deal with them. This suggests that even though manufacturers are thinking more strategically about cyber risk management, they stand on purely defensive footing against cyber risks and are just beginning to adopt leading practices and technologies to fight cyber risk.

Industrial Manufacturers know they need a significant and sustained uplift of talent and technology to fight cyber risk.  A sophisticated adversary can too easily target many Industrial Manufacturing companies. 

This webinar explores where industrial manufacturers are most vulnerable to cyber disruptions – and how organizations can build integrated safeguards to sustain operations and avoid the common pitfalls.



Rik Boren, Partner, Cyber Security – Industrial Products Sector Leader

Rik Boren, an Advisory Partner who focuses on technology and information security related solutions. As a leader in PwC's focused Cyber Security and Privacy practice, Rik is called upon to help organizations assess, design and implement information security functions, strategies and solutions. Rik has led several threat model and defense effectiveness engagements helping organizations understand and mitigate emerging threats facing their specific businesses. Rik has led engagements helping organizations develop third party risk management programs.  Rik has led several security awareness development, strategy and rollout engagements for companies across many different industry sectors including automotive OEMs and tier one suppliers and other manufacturing companies. Rik has led product security assessments focusing on the emerging risks associated with connected products. Rik has led many large and complex identity management and Role Based Access Control design and implementation engagements. He helps with IT process improvement and IT Governance and Compliance needs.  Rik has led a large, global IT integration engagement, integrating international operations into a large automotive organization. Relied upon by significant industry clients and peers alike, Rik is known for his ability to collaborate with others to identify and build highly focused and effective teams that provide value and quality service.

Darren Orf, Director, Cybersecurity & Privacy, PwC

Darren is a Cybersecurity & Privacy Director based in Chicago who has over 18 years of experience in cybersecurity strategy, process improvement and technology implementation.  Darren works alongside Rik to improve the cybersecurity posture of PwC's clients in the industrial products sector from strategy through execution.


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This webinar will be conducted using a slides-and-audio format.  After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the webinar.

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