I am an OT Cybersecurity Director and Co-Founder at Arista Middle East, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions and services for industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) in various sectors, such as petrochemical, power and oil and gas. I have over 32 years of experience in control systems, automation, instrumentation, and cybersecurity, and I hold Project Management (PMP) and Cybersecurity certifications from globally recognized organizations.

OT Cyber Risk Assessment: Asset Vs Function Focused

OT systems are responsible for managing and controlling physical processes in sectors such as manufacturing, energy, transportation, utility, and healthcare. These systems have become increasingly integrated with Information Technology (IT) networks, making them more vulnerable to cyber threats. Operational Technology (OT) risk assessments are critically important for cybersecurity. Why Conduct OT Cyber Risk Assessment? Cyber […]


Partnering with Trusted Vendors and Providers for OT Infrastructure

Operation Technology (OT) plays a pivotal role in critical infrastructure as well as enhancing productivity and optimization across various industries, from energy and utilities to manufacturing and transportation. Ensuring the reliability, security, and efficiency of OT infrastructure is of paramount importance. One of the essential ways to achieve this is by partnering with trusted vendors […]


Ensuring Robust OT Cybersecurity: The Crucial Role of Auditing and Compliance

In today’s interconnected world, Operational Technology (OT) systems have become the backbone of critical infrastructure industries such as energy, manufacturing, and healthcare. While the convergence of IT (Information Technology) and OT has brought numerous benefits, it has also opened these systems to new and evolving cybersecurity threats. To mitigate these risks, organizations must implement comprehensive […]


Fortifying Your Industrial Network: 5 Essential Tips for Unwavering Security

In today’s interconnected world, industrial networks are the backbone of critical infrastructure and manufacturing processes. These networks play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of power plants, factories, water treatment facilities, and more. However, their importance also makes them prime targets for cyberattacks. With the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats, it’s […]

What Is Scada and How It Works

What Is Scada and How It Works? Know About Components, Functionality and Implementation

Introduction: The Significance of SCADA in a Connected World In today’s rapidly evolving industrial landscape, efficiency, precision, and real-time decision-making are paramount. This is where SCADA, an acronym for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, takes center stage. SCADA systems have become the unsung heroes behind the scenes of numerous industries, silently ensuring the smooth operation […]

Industrial Cybersecurity In 2023

A Comprehensive Guide of Industrial Cybersecurity In 2023

In today’s interconnected world, the realm of industrial operations is becoming increasingly digitized. This transformation brings forth remarkable advancements, but it also introduces new avenues for cyber threats to infiltrate critical systems. This is where Industrial Cybersecurity steps in as a safeguard, ensuring the integrity, safety, and reliability of industrial processes. In this comprehensive guide, […]


Cybersecurity Program for Small and Medium Businesses

Over the past decade, our world has undergone significant transformations with the advent of connected devices, artificial intelligence, IoT, and cloud services. These technological advancements have brought about numerous benefits, such as increased efficiencies and revenue growth. However, they have also introduced a new set of challenges, with cyber threats being one of the most […]

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Strengthening OT/ICS Security: The Vital Role of Governance in the Oil and Gas Industry

Building a Resilient Foundation: The Significance of Strong Governance In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the oil and gas industry, along with critical infrastructure, faces an ever-growing array of threats to its operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS). Cybercriminals are constantly on the lookout for vulnerabilities in these critical systems, presenting significant risks […]