Network Security in Industrial Ethernet Networks

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Many industrial networks use Ethernet and the protocols of the TCP/IP stack. However, these protocols were designed long before security was a main goal for the development of networking protocol. Hence, these networks are inherently insecure and require additional protocols and extra care to be run securely. This presentation provides an overview of some of the lesser known security features that can help to harden your network against network-level attacks.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn the fundamentals of security in Ethernet and TCP/IP networks
  • Understand the importance of network design patterns like defense-in-depth and zones and conduits
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of network design patterns like the screened host and screened subnet design pattern
  • Learn how to efficiently manage networks with many firewall systems
  • Find out about the importance of network monitoring to react to breaches in a timely manner

Prof. Dr. Tobias Heer—Future Technologies, Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH

Prof. Dr. Tobias HeerTobias Heer is involved with network protocol design, security, and wireless communication at Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH. Heer participated in the development and standardization of secure Internet protocols via the Internet Engineering Task Force, and is a professor for Networking and IT Security at the University of Applied Science in Albstadt-Sigmaringen, Germany.

 

Dr. Lars Geiger—Project Management Office, Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH

Dr. Lars GeigerLars Geiger joined Belden in 2012 and is the product owner of the firewall product lines. Besides his responsibilities for the software and hardware development of firewall products, his main interests are network protocol design and network security in general. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Stuttgart, where he worked in the research area of distributed computer networks.

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Heer—Future Technologies, Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH

Prof. Dr. Tobias HeerTobias Heer is involved with network protocol design, security, and wireless communication at Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH. Heer participated in the development and standardization of secure Internet protocols via the Internet Engineering Task Force, and is a professor for Networking and IT Security at the University of Applied Science in Albstadt-Sigmaringen, Germany.

 

Dr. Lars Geiger—Project Management Office, Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH

Dr. Lars GeigerLars Geiger joined Belden in 2012 and is the product owner of the firewall product lines. Besides his responsibilities for the software and hardware development of firewall products, his main interests are network protocol design and network security in general. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Stuttgart, where he worked in the research area of distributed computer networks.

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.