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Responding to Federal Directives on Critical Infrastructure

Mark Cristiano of Rockwell Automation on Why Uptime Is Crucial for Infrastructure
Mark Cristiano, commercial director, global services business, Rockwell Automation

Critical infrastructure providers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to securing their environment from the cruciality of uptime to complying with new federal directives, according to Mark Cristiano, commercial director for Rockwell Automation's global services business.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Cristiano discusses:

  • The top differences between securing IT and OT infrastructure;
  • How federal directives are reshaping the infrastructure space;
  • Why uptime is so important for critical infrastructure vendors.

Cristiano focuses on developing industrial IoT and cybersecurity programs and managed services for Rockwell's connected services growth initiative, with an emphasis on facilitating IT and OT convergence. He has 30 years of experience in information technology, including 15 years of enterprise and manufacturing systems leadership. Cristiano spent the last 15 years in a technical sales leadership capacity providing presales business and technical consulting to Fortune 100 companies with an emphasis on providing ROI analysis, implementation strategies and technical architectures designed to improve operations and maximize business value.


About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.




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