Experiences from cybersecurity projects in critical infrastructures. How to implement passive anomaly detection


Cybersecurity in OT networks is the important topic nowadays. It is much more important if you are the engineer for the OT network in a critical infrastructure like water, wastewater, energy and more. In this presentation we will share our experience from German projects and how to achieve a more stable OT infrastructure and how to protect OT networks from cyber-attacks in practical way.

Key Takeaways

  • Strategy anomaly detection
  • Cyber-attack prevention
  • Passive versus active network monitoring
  • Alarm handling
  • Firewall hardening


Markus Woehl

Markus Woehl

VIDEC Data Engineering GmbH, Authorized representative for international business development

Studies: Dipl.-Ing. Automation Technology, City University of Applied Sciences Bremen 1998
Support and Training at VIDEC from 1998 till 2000
Project Management from 2000 till 2012 at different System Integrators
International Business Development at VIDEC since 2012

Ruben Bay

Ruben Bay

VIDEC Data Engineering GmbH, IT / OT Security Trainer and Consultant

Educated as automation specialist at an energy production company.
Several years of experience in project management and trainer in OT networks like Profibus and Profinet