UTC’s Artz Set to Join Panels on Supply Chain, Dedicated Networks at RSAConference

 

Washington—Feb. 27, 2019 – UTC Vice President of Government Affairs, Policy, and Cybersecurity Sharla Artz  is participating in one of the most renowned and widely attended security conferences across the globe—the  March 4-8 RSAConference 2019.

The RSAConference regularly draws tens of thousands of attendees each year. The event aims to serve critical infrastructure industries, government, security stakeholders, and others with the goal of staying ahead of cybersecurity threats.

This year’s conference will be held in San Francisco.

Ms. Artz will be participating in two separate sessions—moderating a panel on supply chain concerns on March 6 and speaking on a session on dedicated networks for critical infrastructure on March 8. That she is featured twice demonstrates Ms. Artz’s expertise and reputation among her peers, as RSA conferences are notoriously selective in their selection of sessions and panelists.

The supply chain panel will analyze how utilities and other critical energy infrastructure can protect themselves against attacks along their supply chains. The purpose of this panel is to have an interactive dialogue between panelists and audience members on some important questions regarding supply chain cyber security for critical energy infrastructure (CEI).

Regarding the discussion on dedicated networks for critical infrastructure, Ms. Artz will focus on whether utilities and other critical infrastructure need their own dedicated communications networks, as recommended by the National Infrastructure Advisory Committee in a recent report.

“This is an incredible opportunity for UTC, in general, and Sharla in particular,” said UTC President and CEO Joy Ditto. “Sharla came to us as a well-recognized expert in cybersecurity issues, and her participation in this year’s RSAConference is a testament to her expertise, hard work, and determination. She will represent us well.”

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