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ICS Cybersecurity in an Interconnected World

  • Wally Magda
  • Tuesday, April 8th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm

This event is free, but space is limited and allocated on a first-registered basis. Lunch will be provided. Please click the link below to register.

Industrial Control Systems, such as SCADA, are the ‚brains‚ of critical infrastructure, providing the vital functions of control and monitoring necessary to operate the Bulk Electric System. Since they were designed for functionality and performance, cybersecurity was not a primary consideration. During this session, we will discuss SCADA threat vectors, possible consequences, and some horror stories. Many of the actions presented to protect the utility and its customers can be applied to all Industrial Control Systems.

Wally Magda Bio:

Wally Magda is an internationally recognized cyber security expert for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) with over 20 years of experience. His deep security experience spans military nuclear missile command and control systems, intelligence agencies, enterprise cyber security and industrial control systems. Starting out as an Instrumentation, Control and Electrical (ICE) Tech he progressed to managing ICS as a process control engineer. Seeing the need for cyber security professionals to assist the industrial control vertical business units, he stepped into the enterprise level cyber security realm. Wally has conducted numerous ICS cyber and physical security assessments for electric, natural gas, chemical, LNG, and manufacturing facilities. He was on a network security assessment team tasked to review cyber and physical security architecture of solar power collection dishes at the Sandia National Laboratories‚ National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF). He was a contributing participant on the NISTIR 7628 Smart Grid Interoperability Panel‚Cyber Security Working Group (SGIP‚CSWG). He is currently an active member of the ASIS Critical Infrastructure Working Group (CIWG) Cyber Security Education Committee. Wally presents at conferences and events such as the FBI InfraGard, UTC Telecom, WECC CIPUG and ISSA-COS. He volunteers as an instructor teaching CISSP prep courses at a local technical university. Wally earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) and holds a number of professional certifications including ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP), SANS GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP), and ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


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