Modulo Demonstrates Physical-IT Security Convergence at ASIS and Hosts Industry Thought Leader Webinar Debate

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Modulo helps next generation CSOs, CISOs and Digital Risk Officers responsible for the convergence of cyber security, physical security and operational technology processes.

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Managing security risk in today’s complex environment requires an integrated and automated risk management approach including: IT security, Operational Technology (OT), and physical security.

Modulo, a leading provider of Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced two events that further its thought leadership to help next generation CSOs, CISOs and Digital Risk Officers responsible for the convergence of cyber security, physical security and operational technology processes.

Modulo will a host a live webinar today at 11:30am ET featuring industry thought leaders Doug Powell and Steve Hunt exploring the topic "Is Security Unachievable?". Modulo will also demonstrate its Risk Management Automation solutions at ASIS International, to be held September 29-October 2, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Additionally, Modulo customer Doug Powell will speak to this important topic in his ASIS International session titled “Integrated Risk Management: The New Reality.”

Managing security risk in today’s complex environment requires an integrated and automated risk management approach including: IT security (networks, cloud services and mobile devices); OT (such as SCADA and ICS systems); and physical security (such as access control and video surveillance). Organizations that are governed by the new converged Digital Risk Management approach are less likely to experience breaches to private consumer or company proprietary data, less likely to experience downtime to their systems, less likely to experience harmful physical security incidents, and less likely to experience compliance failures, regulatory fines and lawsuits that impact shareholder value. Boards at every organization are waking up to this new reality.

What: Live Webinar titled "Is Security Unachievable?" As we move toward interconnected, smart systems, security professionals must play a focused role in enterprise risk management. This webinar addresses the continually increasing complexity of the environment in which security professionals operate, in light of the Snowden breach, the Internet of Things, cyberhackers, and looming national threats. The debates explores the possibility of achieving true security and gives some practical, actionable recommendations for modern age security risk management, such as: Does physical security have any impact on information protection? Is it possible for IT, operational technology, and physical security to work together? Can an integrated process and program ensure security meets business objectives?
When: Wednesday, September 17, 11:30am ET
Where: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8563/124145
Who: Doug Powell, CPP and PSP, Manager, Security, Privacy & Safety (Smart Metering) at BC Hydro is a thought leader in protecting critical infrastructure and working within the Canadian energy and utilities sector. He is also the Council Vice-President at ASIS International. Steve Hunt, CPP and CISSP, is an industry luminary and analyst with Hunt Business Intelligence and a strategist spanning the breadth of the security industry: physical, homeland, and cyber security.

What: Modulo will demonstrate its Risk Management Automation solutions for GRC that provide the platforms next-generation security professionals need to access data when and where they need it, protect critical infrastructure, visualize risk assessments in meaningful reports, and take action on urgent items. The award-winning Modulo Risk Manager ™ is a scalable and affordable commercial software platform leveraged by over 1,000 customers for integrated technology and enterprise risk management, vendor and supply chain security risk management, compliance management, business continuity and more.
When: September 29-October 2, 2014, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Where: ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Modulo Booth #406

What: Educational session titled “Integrated Risk Management: The New Reality.” Security risk assessment for critical infrastructure has traditionally followed two paths, mirroring a distinct separation between IT and traditional security management. But IT infrastructure and traditional security concerns are not independent. Operational technology (industrial control systems) has interdependencies with both domains that complicate risk management. Managing security risk in this environment requires an integrated security risk assessment. Protection planning also requires attention to business continuity, emergency management, and disaster recovery planning. Expanded use of IT-based platforms (mobile devices, cloud services) makes risk management more complex. Enhanced governance, risk, and compliance management is needed to achieve effective risk management for critical infrastructure.
When: Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm EST
Where: ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Room 3116
Who: Doug Powell, CPP, PSP, Manager, Security, Privacy and Safety (Smart Metering), BC Hydro

About Modulo
Modulo is a leading global enterprise provider of Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) management solutions. Modulo’s award-winning Risk Manager™ provides hundreds of organizations worldwide with the tools they need to automate the entire GRC management process to monitor, manage and sustain adherence to policy and regulations while reducing enterprise risk and complexity. Customers span the financial, health care, retail, manufacturing, higher-education, telecom, energy and government sectors and include BASF, BC Hydro, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Microsoft, New York University Medical Center, Synovus Financial, and Schlumberger. Modulo has earned industry recognition as a 2012 Innovator of the Year and “5-Star” product review rating for three consecutive years by SC Magazine.

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