Applied Risk | OT Cyber Security Trends and NIS Directive

WEBINAR | OT Cyber Security Trends and NIS Directive

March 16, 2021 | 16:00-17:00 (CET) 

In the upcoming EE-ISAC Webinar organized by Applied Risk in collaboration with ENISA, the main OT security trends, challenges, lessons learned as well as the key drivers and challenges organisations face with the EU NIS directive, have been highlighted.

This year security remains a pressing matter for senior management. During the webinar Auke Huistra  and Karl Williams have provided insights, research findings from Applied Risk’s recently released report on The State of Industrial Cyber Security 2020 while discussing about the main trends in OT security, most recent cyber attacks to the industrial sectors, the EU NIS 2 Directive, and recommended actions to take for a sustainable OT Security within critical infrastructures with case studies to help other organisations in their own compliance journey.


  • OT security top trends, and compliance with the NIS directive
  • Main challenges organisations face with the implementation
  • Success factors and case studies
  • Recommendations for securing critical infrastructure
  • Q&A

Auke Huistra – Director OT Security Services

An international specialist in the field of Industrial Control Systems security, Auke has over 20 years’ experience in critical infrastructure protection, working for government, multinational and critical infrastructure companies, national research organisations and consultancies. He has been involved in various national and international cyber security initiatives, in various functions. Auke co-authored the Dutch government’s first National Cyber Security Strategy and led the Dutch Cyber Security Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISACs), before it was integrated into the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in early 2012. Auke holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Groningen.

Karl Williams – Head of Security Services

Karl has over 18 years of experience in security, OT/ICS and critical national infrastructure. He has developed a detailed understanding of the security challenges, with a focus on identifying and managing security risks to operations and business. Based in the UK, Karl has worked with regional and global organizations to provide security risk based solutions in industrial sectors, regulated environments and supply chain. He has also provided business continuity and cyber incident response to support technical and operational resilience and recovery.

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