exida Webinars

What is Cybersecurity Hygiene, and How Do I Implement It?

30 September 2021

Cybersecurity hygiene is a set of basic practices that can be taken by all personnel to protect the health of hardware and software of computer-based systems. Just as traditional hygiene measures are needed to limit the spread of viruses and disease, cybersecurity hygiene is needed to limit the spread of computer viruses and cybersecurity attacks. Recent studies have shown that well over half of all automation systems have experienced a damaging cybersecurity incident in the last two years1. To better protect automation systems against these types of incidents, cybersecurity hygiene is a critical first step. This webinar will provide a deeper look into the importance of cybersecurity hygiene as well as provide actionable steps for improving cybersecurity hygiene within your organization.


Session: 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST

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About the Presenter:

Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O’Brien Patrick O’Brien is a Safety and Cybersecurity Engineer at exida LLC, where he performs numerous end user focused training, consulting, and support services for industrial facilities in functional safety and cybersecurity. In addition to his consulting work, he has assisted with product development through testing, application specification, and the creation of user tutorials for the exSILentia® software platform, including significant work with the exida CyberPHAx™ and CyberSL tools. He has assisted with the development of exida training material and other knowledge-based content. He also helped develop cybersecurity projects through technical support and the translation of cybersecurity documents between English and German. Mr. O’Brien recently graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in German Language and Culture.