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Cyber Security Vigilance that Matches Increasing IIoT and OT Convergence in Thailand’s Industries

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OpenGov Asia is pleased to invite you to an exclusive OpenGovLive! Virtual Breakfast Insight that aims to provide the latest cyber security methods, strategies, and tools that could protect your business’s valuable processes and resources. This event is by invitation only and will be an interactive session with top public sector leaders from Thailand.

Cyber security measures for greater convergence of IT and OT environments of industries.

The second-largest economy in Southeast Asia expects its economy to gradually recover as its consumers regain confidence. Though Thailand’s economy historically relied heavily on tourism, pandemic restrictions placed the burden of maintaining growth momentum on other industries. This shift means a greater focus on convergence, alignment and integration of IT and OT environments and optimal security for the new resulting ecosystems.

It was common to see modern organisations grappling with the traditional physical machines, manufacturing systems, electromechanical devices and other industrial equipment. However, advanced information communication technologies are increasingly demanding the integration of digital networking, servers, data storage and cloud technology to run applications and process data. This merging via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has proven effective in yielding greater efficiency, increased automation, and better use and analysis of data.

Automation and Cyber Security for Thailand’s Critical Sectors

In this conference, the cybersecurity of various important industries in Thailand will be discussed.

Food & Beverage Industry

The Food Industry of Thailand contributes more than 20% to the country’s GDP, making it a critical component domestically and internationally. Thailand’s food exports alone reached more than US$30 billion in 2021 and are expected to increase by 7.1% this year. This massive contribution to the GDP by the food industry leaves no doubt that it is vital to national revenue. It is, in fact, one of the ten key growth engines in line with Thailand 4.0.

Automation in food processes has been increasing in an effort to have more produce and efficiencies in the system. However, studies show, despite suffering more penetration and attacks of cybercriminals, this industry remains without adequate cyber protection.

Automotive Industry

With a 36.2% growth in 2021, the automotive industry is the number one driver of Thailand’s exports and contributes 12% to the national GDP. The country is a regional vehicle production and export base of several top global carmakers. Though severely affected by the pandemic, it is to be a significant part of the national economic recovery.

The use of IIoT in the above industries resulted in higher efficiency, real-time data flow, cost-reduction, better data aggregation, use and analysis. It led to innovation and advancement across the board. Concurrently, the exceptional performance of the resulting ecosystem and the use of IIoT over OT opened immense cybersecurity challenges. Emerging issues need to be addressed quickly before economies shift to high gear. The very points of convergence for IT and OT are also the most vulnerable areas where security breaches can happen.

Complex Environments

Combining the old and new systems creates complex environments that bring advantages and disadvantages. Points of integration are the very openings exploited by cybercriminals. Knowing the enemy’s strategy is half the battle won.

Real-time Data

The use of IIoT enables machines in industries to relay real-time information. The timely delivery of critical information allows seamless solutions that prevent negative consequences. Such benefits empower security professionals to ensure the integrity of systems, applications, and processes. For instance, the integrity of processes within the food and beverage companies is critical not just for the businesses but also for the general population.

Protection of Sensitive Data and Information

Proprietary information is the prized possession of every business and is even legally protected by governments. Documentation of a firm’s competitive advantage, personally identifiable information of customers and other hosts of data are all targets of cybercriminals. Though one cannot stop cybercriminals from pursuing these valuable resources, companies can arm themselves with adequate protection.

OpenGov Asia is pleased to invite you to an exclusive OpenGovLive! Virtual Breakfast Insight that aims to provide the latest cyber security methods, strategies, and tools that could protect your business’s valuable processes and resources. This event is by invitation only and will be an interactive session with top public sector leaders from Thailand.

This unique session will present the latest research and case studies on the current use and possibilities for cyber security in the Food & BeverageAutomotive, and other important industries of Thailand such as:
  • Understanding how to properly plan and execute cyber security strategy and measures
  • Establish best practices for proper monitoring of convergence points to secure possible entry points of cybercriminals
  • Discuss proven effective risk management steps taken by some organisations
  • Ensuring adequate cyber protection for increasingly complex IIoT and OT ecosystems
  • Establishing collaboration with teams of cloud and security experts to ensure a successful security strategy

Who Should Attend

Meet Our Distinguished Speakers

Leonard Ong
Senior Director of Regional Information Security Officer, APAC
GE Healthcare

Vijay Vaidyanathan
Regional Vice President,
Solutions Engineering
Claroty

Mohit Sagar
Group Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief
OpenGov Asia

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PARTNER

Claroty is the industrial cybersecurity company. Trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, Claroty helps customers reveal, protect, and manage their OT, IoT, and IIoT assets. The company’s comprehensive platform connects seamlessly with customers’ existing infrastructure and programs while providing a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls for visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access—all with a significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Claroty is backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, with an expansive partner ecosystem and award-winning research team. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and deployments on all seven continents.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com