Webinar: Strengthening Industrial Cybersecurity with Internal Segmentation

Dec 01, 2020

In the last ten years, the cyber threat landscape has only begun to change more and more rapidly. With no signs of such threat developments slowing down, we’re proud to present to you this webinar on how to use internal segmentation to improve the defensibility and performance of your ICS network. The Principal Security Architect for Trend Micro, Muthukumar Natarajan, teaches this half-hour video about the three different stages of adapting work sites into Industry 4.0, the common operational challenges that come with them, and other practical information that every OT stakeholder should know.


As Mr. Natarajan will explain, every modern work site falls into one of three phases:


Phase 1: Engineer-Operated – ‘Engineer-operated’ facilities still have a dependence on many manual processes – if there’s a fault in operations, manual processes can pick up the slack. However, these operations are always smaller-scale.

Phase 2: Hybrid-Operated – ‘Hybrid-operated’ facilities are in the process of enhancing their operations with modern applications and connectivity, though some parts of their work cycle will still be based on legacy manual processes. This phase of Industry 4.0 has the potential to bring a perfect storm of chaotic situations, with threats flying under the radar of device visibility.

Phase 3: IP-ization / Computer-Operated – In the ‘IP-ization’ or ‘computer-operated’ phase, the work cycle will be fully automated and most devices will have their own IP. Throughout the entire production line, each process is connected to the next, and as a result disruption can deeply impact the whole operation.


To learn more about how your work site fits into these phases and how to stabilize operations with resilient, adaptive solutions tailored to combat modern threats, check out Trend Micro and TXOne Networks’ webinar ‘Strengthening Industrial Cybersecurity with Internal Segmentation.



Muthu Natarajan brings 18 years of experience in consultancy on cyber security technologies, working with C-level executives to help drive business outcomes to organizational initiatives. He has spearheaded cyber security projects with complex architecture designs, allowing organizations’ team members to focus more on driving business value. Prior to Trend Micro, he worked at several security vendors including McAfee, Sangfor, Mail & Web Marshal (TrustWave) and M.Tech.

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