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Articles by Terry Olaes

Terry Olaes

Director, Sales Engineers - North America Skybox Security

Terry Olaes is director of North America systems engineering at Skybox Security. Terry brings more than 20 years of experience in IT, including IT/OT convergence, audit and compliance, data breaches, and incident management. Terry’s eclectic background, which includes working on the ground floor at a manufacturing plant, serving as a systems engineer, and managing large security teams, gives him a unique perspective on fortifying IT/OT security posture. Terry specializes in helping organizations devise the right cybersecurity strategies to help manage vulnerabilities and mitigate risks across IT, OT, and hybrid cloud environments.

Recent posts

May 11, 2022
Four ICS security use cases that reduce cyber risk

Secure OT systems with asset and vulnerability inventory, vulnerability lifecycle management, automated firewall compliance, and network segmentation.

February 7, 2022
OT security dysfunction leads to cybersecurity breaches

OT system complexity, functional silos, knowledge gaps, and manual processes inhibit proactive security posture management.

January 26, 2022
OT network security must follow the “4 A’s” rule

Technical tips to protect your OT systems. Analyze network access, centralize authentication, enforce authorization, ensure accounting tools are in place.

January 18, 2022
Apathy increases OT security risk

OT security programs face uphill battle: OT network complexity, lack of cybersecurity expertise, inadequate budgets, and plausible deniability persist.

January 4, 2022
Research finds 87% of utility and energy companies experienced OT network cybersecurity breaches in the last 36 months

Poor password practices, misconfigurations, and an overreliance on meeting cybersecurity compliance requirements increase OT security risk. Read blog.

December 13, 2021
A false sense of OT security opens the door for bad actors to attack

New research report finds security teams who admit to having their OT networks breached deny vulnerability to a cybersecurity attack. Read the blog.

September 28, 2021
Three ways to modernize your OT security programs

Research reveals OT vulnerabilities increased by 46%, necessitating a new approach to OT security.