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Alaska 2016

Anchorage, AK | Mon, Aug 22 - Sat, Aug 27, 2016
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What We All Need to Learn from the Attack on the Ukrainian Power Grid

  • Mike Assante
  • Tuesday, August 23rd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This talk will deconstruct the multi-faceted cyber attacks against Ukraine's electricity infrastructure and provide mitigations. Multiple power outages resulted from a highly coordinated cyber operation against distribution utilities. We will examine media reports and official public sources, and provide and map the attacks against the ICS Kill Chain. Learn how attackers developed an approach to hijack and maliciously operate the power system to create outages. The attacks included destructive elements to frustrate power restoration by denying use of the SCADA system and irreparably interrupting communication paths to sub-stations. This talk will provide important lessons learned and implications for any user (not just utilities) of Industrial Control System/Operational Technology.


Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
Monday, August 22
Session Speaker Time Type
Discussion of Recent ICS Security Events Worldwide Michael Assante Monday, August 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:00pm Special Events
Tuesday, August 23
Session Speaker Time Type
How to Think about the Myriad of Cybersecurity Requirements & Challenges for Critical Infrastructure Organizations Mike Assante Tuesday, August 23rd, 5:30pm - 6:30pm SANS@Night
What We All Need to Learn from the Attack on the Ukrainian Power Grid Mike Assante Tuesday, August 23rd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 24
Session Speaker Time Type
Are Your Networked Devices Working for You - or for Someone Else? Matthew Caldwell, CISSP, BorderHawk, LLC Wednesday, August 24th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 25
Session Speaker Time Type
Pennies of Prevention to Save Bitcoins Later: Avoiding A Ransomware Attack Mick Douglas Thursday, August 25th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm SANS@Night
Beyond IOCs: Pragmatic Attacker Identification Eric Cornelius Thursday, August 25th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm SANS@Night