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Challenges and Checklists - Defending Control System Cyber Assets

How secure are your industrial control systems (ICSs)? The 2017 ICS Survey indicates global ICS professionals think it’s a critical and growing concern, IT doesn’t understand unique plant requirements and management has a false sense of their organization’s cyber security. Attendees will learn top business challenges, the most common threat vectors and what to do to protect, prevent and converge safely.



Originally presented: August 24, 2017
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

In 2017, the World Economic Forum ranked large-scale cyberattacks among the top technological risks to technical growth. Industrial control systems (ICSs) run our physical world, and with world epidemic ransomware such as WannaCry, Petya, NotPetya and Industroyer, digital cyber risks to ICS and critical infrastructure have begun to finally make it onto management and board agendas.

When asked, what would you say about the cyber security of your plant? If you haven't been a part of the discussions so far at your organization, it's likely that planning is underway for 2018 and you may have opportunity to have a say. The 2017 SANS Institute annual ICS Survey indicates:

  • Global ICS professionals think it's a critical and growing concern
  • IT doesn't understand unique plant requirements
  • Management has a false sense of their organization's cyber security

Join Jeff Lund (Belden), Tim Erlin (Tripwire) and Katherine Brocklehurst (both Belden and Tripwire), who will share recent industry research and offer IT - OT counterpoint perspectives on the current state of ICS security.

Key Take-Aways

  • Top business challenges related to ICS cyber security
  • Trends your ICS peers are facing
  • The most common threat vectors you may not realize exist in your plant
  • What to do to protect, prevent and converge safely

Speakers

Jeff Lund, Senior Director of Product Line Management, Belden’s Industrial IT Group

Jeff Lund is a senior director of product line management in Belden's industrial IT group where he is responsible for the cybersecurity product portfolio as well as for driving Industrial Internet of Things initiatives across all of Belden's industrial IT product brands. He also serves as Belden's primary representative at the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he is co-chair of the marketing working group. Jeff has over 20 years of Industrial IoT experience working with manufacturers and integrators to add intelligence and networking to devices for industrial, building automation, transportation system and smart grid use. Jeff has a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Davis.

Tim Erlin, Vice President, Product Management & Strategy, Tripwire

Tim Erlin is VP, Product Management and Strategy, responsible for the Tripwire security portfolio, including the NERC CIP Solution Suite. In his 12 year tenure at nCircle, prior to acquisition by Tripwire, he grew the business from a handful of customers to more than 5000, including global expansion and development of NERC CIP functionality. Erlin is actively involved in the Energy security community. His contributions include blogging, podcasts, press, speaking and television.

Katherine Brocklehurst, Director, Industrial Cyber Security, Belden

Katherine is Director, Industrial Cyber Security Line Segment Marketing for both Belden and Tripwire. She has been involved with cyber security for more than 20 years beginning with intrusion detection in the mid-1990s. Katherine is a subject matter expert on security and compliance policies with years of specialty in energy and electric utilities, ICS/SCADA security, NERC CIP, NIST, CIS Top 20 Critical Security Controls and other security frameworks necessary to ensure foundational ICS security is in place to reduce cyber risk.