Fortinet CISO Phil Quade recently spoke to Peter High for an interview that appeared on the Forbes website. In the interview they discussed everything from segmentation to convergence to machine learning and AI, and how all those things are affecting the future of cybersecurity.
Converging IT and OT environments is essential for many organizations to compete effectively in today’s digital economy. But unless great care is taken and the needs of the OT environment are fully understood, a broadened attack surface will be available to adversaries.
There is a convergence of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical and digital worlds, known as cyber-physical systems. And it is transforming the technology systems that support things we don’t usually see, like manufacturing, transportation, energy production and distribution, water and waste management, and city and building automation.