Understanding Firewall Technology for Industrial Cybersecurity

Free Webinar: Available On Demand

As industrial systems have adopted Ethernet infrastructure and become interconnected to corporate IT systems, firewalls have become essential components for ensuring network security and increasing system robustness and resiliency. Firewalls come in a variety of form factors with a range of features and technologies optimized to play different roles as part of a comprehensive security architecture. This webinar presents the various types of industrial firewalls and describes where and how they can be used to enhance the security, robustness, and resiliency of industrial systems.

Key takeaways:

  • Review different types of firewalls for industrial control systems
  • Understand how various security mechanisms enhance security
  • Learn how different mechanisms work together to enhance plant security
  • Learn how new firewalls can be integrated into existing ICS networks
  • Discover how multiple firewalls can be managed efficiently

Prof. Dr. Tobias Heer

Future Technologies, Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH

Tobias 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. Oliver Kleineberg

Responsible for advance development within Belden's Industrial IT platform, Oliver Kleineberg joined Belden in 2007. He facilitated the integration of Tofino Security into Belden's Industrial Networking portfolio and is knowledgeable in all matters of cyber security, including application within the automation world. Kleineberg graduated from the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Computer Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick.

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

Tobias 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. Oliver Kleineberg

Responsible for advance development within Belden's Industrial IT platform, Oliver Kleineberg joined Belden in 2007. He facilitated the integration of Tofino Security into Belden's Industrial Networking portfolio and is knowledgeable in all matters of cyber security, including application within the automation world. Kleineberg graduated from the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Computer Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick.

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.