SSS is excited to be at the UTC Telecom & Technology 2017 event in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s a jam-packed program bringing together top utility thought leaders and the latest technology providers for a week of educational sessions, training, workshops and demos. A big focus has been on harnessing IT/OT synergies to build more secure networks. SSS is a leading provider of secure network solutions for utilities and champions IT/OT-driven innovation for a better, more resilient grid.
The biggest takeaways from #UTCTnT so far are:
1. IT/OT professionals must work together in order to build secure and reliable networks in the future.
2. It’s very important to physically test network designs before you deploy them. Modeling them is a start, but they need to be brought into the real world and scrutinized from both from a security and operations standpoint.
3. Celebrate failures – when things go wrong in the lab that is when learning occurs. If you have never had to use the fire extinguisher in your lab then you are doing it wrong.
If your utility needs a network solutions partner, SSS is ready to help. We understand the emerging nexus of IT and OT technology and the security practices required to realize the benefits of the IIoT. We looking forward to partnering with you!