IDC Digital Interchange | Biggest asset, biggest risk: Protecting OT Environments

June 17, 2021
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Around the world, 2020 was not an easy year for electricity, gas, and water companies. Declining energy consumption arising from industrial and commercial slowdowns, commodities' price volatility, increasing competition, and lockdown in many countries impacted operations. Nevertheless, the industry has demonstrated good resilience and has not stopped its ongoing transformation journey.

As energy and utility companies undergo digital transformation, they face unique challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. Many of these organizations' core operations take place on their OT networks, which were previously protected from cyberattacks. However, as IT and OT ecosystems merge, threat actors are increasingly targeting OT devices, requesting ransom, stealing trade secrets, and engaging in cyber warfare.

This June 2021, we are hosting a digital interchange event especially developed for the utilities and oil & gas sectors. Alongside our trusted partner, Fortinet we are glad to invite you to join us on June 17th for an insightful 1-hour event dedicated to OT Environments.

Key themes addressed:

  • What is the status of OT environments in utilities & power companies?
  • What can cybersecurity & IT teams do to swiftly protect their OT environments?
  • What security tools should utilities & power companies use to prevent cyberattacks?


Event Highlights

We would like to thank all the delegates who participated in the engaging conversations and in-depth discussions at this event.

If you missed the event or if you would like more information on any of the topics we discussed, click the button below to watch a recording or access the post-event content.

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Time Event & Speakers

Welcome Note from IDC & Fortinet

Răzvan Savu

Country Manager, IDC Romania

Adrian Danciu

Senior Regional Director, South Eastern Europe, Fortinet

IDC Keynote: Convergence? Period.

Alex Proskura

Security Expert

How to Secure the Energy and Utility Sector?

Antoine D'Haussy

BD director EMEA for Operational Technology, Fortinet


  • Evolution of the threat landscape
  • Security Compliance aspects
  • Critical controls and next generation solutions to secure critical Infrastructures

Panel Discussion

Cristian Cucu

Ministry Counsellor

Vlad Drăgan

ISO, OMV Petrom

Adrian Danciu

Senior Regional Director, South Eastern Europe, Fortinet

Răzvan Savu

Country Manager, IDC Romania


Răzvan Savu

Country Manager, IDC Romania

Event Closing Remarks | Q&A

Răzvan Savu

Country Manager, IDC Romania


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