\"High value systems warrant hardcore hardening measures. The PI System resides at a critical junction, communicating across strict network boundaries. Under this paradigm, the PI System acts as a 'safe harbor' for data, defending critical systems by reducing the number of users inside the security perimeter while enabling growth in the number of users getting value from OT data.
An application can only be as secure as its operating platform, so this session will start from the ground up. We will establish a solid foundation with advanced hardening measures for the Windows operating system that OSIsoft has collected over many years working with the platform, such as security baselines, PowerShell’s Desired State Configuration, and arcane corners of the Windows Advanced Firewall. With the platform locked down, we will explore application hardening measures built within and tailored to the PI System. Emphasis will be on using the latest technology and tools available to embrace agility and configuration as code. Examples from session demos will be available on GitHub for administrators who want try them at home.\"
Harry Paul represents the Customer Success department on the OSIsoft Cyber Security Advisory Team. He works closely with the organizations within CS to advance the security of OSIsoft’s operations, products and services. Prior to his time with the Cyber Security Advisory Team, he worked in Technical Support as an escalation engineer working primarily with OSIsoft web and batch applications. Harry has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Computational and Engineering Mechanics from Lehigh University.