Securing Complex OT Environments

On-Demand Webcast|1 hour

The unique characteristics of OT systems – legacy equipment, long lifecycles, and the convergence with IT networks – complicates deploying traditional security approaches. And these inherent weaknesses in OT environments create a low-hanging and potentially lucrative target for threat actors, making it critical that security teams take steps to ensure systems are reliable, safe, and resilient. 

This panel discussion will dive into OT security strategy best practices and challenges, including:

  • Working across teams to maintain visibility and define ownership
  • Organizing security’s early and ongoing involvement in procurement
  • Developing and practicing a robust IR and business continuity plan


Parham Eftekhari
Executive Vice President, Collaboration
CyberRisk Alliance

Parham Eftekhari is a recognized business executive in the information security sector with a lifelong passion for leadership, and community engagement. His expertise spans critical infrastructure technology and policy, business strategy and operations, executive advising, and thought leadership content initiatives.

Parham has published over a dozen information security reports, regularly engages with the media, and has contributed to countless briefings and events at institutions including TEDx, Congress, the World Bank, RSA, IFA+, (ISC)2, C-SPAN, and the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT).

Julian Mihai
Penn Medicine

Julian Mihai is serving as the Chief Information Security Officer at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, a leading academic medical center based in Philadelphia, PA. In his role, Julian is responsible for all aspects of the enterprise cybersecurity program across clinical, research and education lines of business. Prior to joining Penn Medicine Clinic, he held multiple senior cybersecurity and IT leadership roles at the Cleveland Clinic, HCSC/Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, Microsoft, Motorola, and several technology startups.

Julian positions cybersecurity as a key enabler of the organization’s mission, in addition to its more traditional role in risk management. He has helped multiple organizations transform lagging security functions into cutting-edge cybersecurity programs. He is passionate about collaboration with the security community to disrupt the status quo and leapfrog the industry into the future. As a thought leader, he enjoys advising security technology companies, as well as speaking at leading security and healthcare technology conferences on emerging topics in cybersecurity.

Julian holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.

Christopher Fielder
Field CTO
Arctic Wolf

Christopher Fielder has been in the cybersecurity world for almost 20 years with experience ranging from military, government, and corporate environments. Christopher holds 18 industry certifications including the CISSP, GPEN, GISP, GCFE, GSEC, GCIH, CEH, and more; along with a Master’s Degree in Information Security. Today he is the Director of Product Marketing for Arctic Wolf where he enjoys researching emerging security trends and highlighting the expertise of the Arctic Wolf team.