Impact of IT/OT Convergence on the Resilience of Critical Infrastructures
Our economy and society are increasingly dependent on the proper functioning of critical infrastructures such as for example electricity supply networks, drink water systems, water works, road traffic systems, and gas distribution systems. Traditionally, critical infrastructures are isolated systems. However, they are increasingly being connected to other systems and the internet. Digitalization is an irreversible trend because of significant business advantages such as reduced overhead and process optimization. The digitalization of critical infrastructures, also referred to as IT/OT convergence, requires novel methods, models and technologies for design, detection, response, and recovery from cyber-attacks and (cascading) failures in converged IT/OT systems.
This half-day workshop offers a timely venue for researchers and industry partners to present and discuss their latest results on the impact of IT/OT Convergence on the Resilience of Critical Infrastructures. They aim to get a clear understanding of the research challenges for this theme, including insight in the state-of-the-art, availability of data sets and testbeds, positioning papers, experimental and operational experience and situational awareness around the subject.
Professor Roland van Rijswijk-Deij, one of the leading researchers affiliated with the INTERSECT-project, is part of the program committee of this workshop.