CypherCon 2023

We can’t patch! An Introduction to OT/ICS Systems

Luciano Moretti


Operational Technology and Industrial Computer Systems silently work in the background to keep modern industry and infrastructure running. Attacks against them have grown in recent years, often by state sponsored organizations. In this overview we’ll define OT/ICS, present an overview of the device types used, the exposed attack surfaces, and the challenges of securing them.

Luciano Moretti

OT/ICS Device Security

Luciano Moretti is a Senior Research Engineer with Verve Industrial Protection based out of Madison, WI. He has 20+ years of experience with embedded devices in the medical, commercial, and industrial space. In his current role he reverse engineers custom industrial device protocols for interoperability and vulnerability analysis.