Ireland's OT Forum

Thursday 7th May 2020

11am - 12:45pm


The Latest Trends in ICS Cyber Security and Industrial Networks:

Where are we now and where are we going?

Get the Operational Technology Security You Need. Reduce the Risk You Don't.

We work with our partners to deliver solutions and services to make your clients and customers IT environments more secure and compliant and future proof these solutions by tailoring these to suit their needs and requirements. Renaissance and our suite of security vendors and partners are ideally placed to work with  industrial organisations to help analyse current security systems, design a way to improve them, and deliver the improvements over time. Starting with the most critical systems and vulnerabilities. Learn more.

Smarttech247 ensures that your critical assets, data and network are secured and compliant with dedicated managed security services. Smarttech247 do this by leveraging strong partner relationships and utilising the best-of-breed technology in the market today. From small businesses to large enterprises, Smarttech247 provides customers around the world with solutions to solve their security challenges and maintain business continuity. Learn more.


About The Event

A confluence of trends have caused the security of industrial operations to take center stage in the C-Suite. The convergence of IT and OT environments, migration of once isolated OT environments to IIoT, and of course increased targeting of industrial networks just to name a few. With these emerging trends, there is an even greater need to have 100% visibility, security and control across industrial environments.


11:00 Introduction to the OT Forum: Michael Conway, Renaissance
11.15 Customer Case Study: Jim Mackessy, Irish Distillers
11:35 What is happening in the OT market now:   Michael Rothschild, Tenable
11:50 OT Regulatory Perspective: Jacky Fox, Accenture
12:00 Open Forum for Discussion                    12:30 The Smarttech247 Proposition: Andy Grzess, Smarttech247
12:45 Close 

Register Today

Gain valuable insights into what you need for your OT environment.

Join us for this engaging virtual session where we will provide actual examples from the field, we will also cover:

  • The current threat landscape given the new reality.
  • The different methods & latest technologies unique to OT Security.
  • What you need to know in implementing ICS security as part of your organisations larger security posture.
  • Lessons learned and tips from implemented projects

Our Speakers

Michael Rothschild 

Senior Director of Marketing


Michael is the Senior Director of Marketing who has garnered 20+ years of experience by working in both large and small security and infrastructure companies. Michael focuses heavily on the OT product line at Tenable. Michael is an advisory board member at Rutgers University and is a past professor of marketing..

Jacky Fox

Managing Director | Security Lead 


Jacky leads Accenture’s security practice in Ireland. She has 20+ years’ experience in the industry, serves as Vice-chair on the board of Cyberireland and lectures on Cyber Security in UCD. She is an active researcher and public speaker and was awarded security champion of the year 2018 in Ireland. Jacky was also named in the EMEA SC 50 women of influence in cyber.

Andy Grzess​



Andy is CTO with a passion for all things cyber security related. Andy firmly believes that we should share our knowledge and expertise and provide our customers with the very best in threat Intelligence, detection and response. Andy’s affinity for security can be traced back to his time as a Sergeant in the German Armed Forces. He is an advocate for how to give back to the industry and develop the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

Jim Mackessy

Process Automation Manager

Irish Distillers Pernod-Ricard

Jim is an experienced Automation Manager with a history of working in the, Pharma, Food and Spirits industries. Jim is responsible for the Management of all Automation Systems and Network Infrastructures at Midleton Distillery. Jim is skilled in Process Control, Control Systems Design, SCADA, HMIs, Lean 6Sigma, MES, CAPEX Project Delivery and Technical Managment.

Maximise Safety and Productivity

When it comes to critical infrastructure and industrial operations the attack surface and attack vectors for both are increasing at an unprecedented rate. And while virtually every industrial vertical regardless of size is at risk - many are unable to either deploy on-site equipment or lack the resources needed to monitor OT threats. This is where cloud-based OT security systems can step in to provide more flexible deployment methods as well as leveraging the platform that our IT security colleagues have used for years.

Tenable.ot Industrial Cyber Security 

About Tenable

Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 30,000 organisations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, more than 30 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies. Learn more at

Tenable.ot Technology

Tenable.ot protects industrial networks from cyber threats, malicious insiders, and human error. From threat detection and mitigation to asset tracking, vulnerability management, and configuration control, our Industrial Control System (ICS) security capabilities maximise the safety and reliability of operational environments. The solution delivers situational awareness across all sites and their respective OT assets - from Windows Servers to PLC backplanes - in a single pane of glass.


Comprehensive ICS Cybersecurity

Keep your IT and OT Environments secure with tenable.ot


Complete Visibility

Get a comprehensive view of your industrial environment. Go deeper than simply listening to network traffic by actively querying devices in their native protocols.

Proactive Risk-Based Insights Into Vulnerabilities

With real-time information about your network and devices, you’ll always know your risk profile and be ready to address new threats as they emerge.

Unified OT and IT Security

For complete understanding of your modern attack surface, unify your OT and IT security with a single vendor in an integrated solution.

Renaissance Contingency Services Ltd 
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