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Younes Rashidi, EMBA, P.Eng.
VP of Engineering Operations,
Hedgehog Technologies

Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure: Introduction to Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity

Sat Feb 25 2023 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Please join the Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA) in an informative presentation by Younes Rashidi, P.Eng. from Hedgehog Technologies. The presentation is in English and in person.

With an increasing focus on protecting operational systems and industrial control networks, operational technology (OT) cybersecurity has become increasingly relevant in recent years. This presentation will start by comparing IT and OT cybersecurity and highlighting the specific challenges of protecting OT systems. Myths surrounding OT cybersecurity will be debunked, providing a clear understanding of the current state of the field. To illustrate the real-world impact of OT cyber-attacks, the presentation will provide an example of such an attack. Best practices for OT cybersecurity will be discussed, offering recommendations to improve and protect infrastructures against cyber threats. Finally, the presentation will talk about the future of OT cybersecurity, exploring emerging job roles and career opportunities in this growing and evolving field.

Important Notes:
The event is free of charge; however, registration is required (link below). Besides, due to COVID-19 still being around, by registering for the event, you agree that:
1. You, as a meeting attendee, confirm that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
2. You will refrain from attending the event, should you suspect that your attendance might impose any risk (e.g., due to COVID-19 matters) to the health of other attendees.
3. Meeting attendees are not required to wear a mask; however, should individuals prefer to wear a face mask, their choice is respected.
4. You waive or give up certain legal rights, including the right of suing IEBCA and its staff and volunteers for neglect, breach of contract or liability legislation or claim compensation following an accident or unexpected illness.
5. During the event, photos will be taken for the purpose of IEBCA's media, including newsletter, social networking platforms and reports. By registering for the event, you agree to release liability for IEBCA and its volunteers, including Board members, regarding the use of the photos.


Fir Room, Delbrook Community Recreation Center
851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3

About the Speaker:

Younes Rashidi, EMBA, P.Eng.
VP of Engineering Operations,
Hedgehog Technologies

Younes Rashidi, P.Eng. is a seasoned leader with over 26 years of experience in various industries, including renewable energy, electrical power and automation controls, amusement rides, and oil and gas. He currently serves as the VP of Engineering Operations at Hedgehog Technologies, where his exceptional leadership skills have been integral to the organization's success. With his Master's degree in Mechatronic Systems Engineering and an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University, Younes brings a unique blend of technical and business acumen to his role. Additionally, his expertise in Functional Safety Engineering (TÜV Rheinland) and Operational Technology Cybersecurity has enabled him to effectively lead teams to navigate complex engineering projects and implement best practices. Younes is known for his ability to build strong cross-functional teams, drive strategic initiatives, and foster a positive work culture. Applying these skills, In addition to his professional work practice, he has been contributing to the community in a volunteering capacity as well. He is one of the Past Presidents and Board members of IEBCA.

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