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San Antonio 2015

San Antonio, TX | Mon, Aug 17 - Sat, Aug 22, 2015
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ICS/SCADA Cyber Attacks - Fact vs. Fiction

  • Robert M. Lee
  • Tuesday, August 18th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) play a huge role in almost every aspect of modern day life. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) as an example play a large role in monitoring and controlling the power grid, oil pipelines, and more. It's understandable then that they gain attention in national headlines when they come under attack. Due to this ability to grab attention and the complexity behind getting the technical details right though there have been cases where the stories have just been down right wrong. These inaccurate case-studies push hype and confusion which drives the investment of resources into trying to solve the wrong problem. The threat is real, but plenty of the stories are not.

In this presentation, Robert M. Lee, the ICS515 author and FOR578 co-author will break down a number of high profile stories that are fiction and then deconstruct real threats to show the actual issues in the community and what can be learned towards defense.


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.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Monday, August 17
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D Monday, August 17th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
The Internet of Evil Things Johannes Ullrich, Ph.D Monday, August 17th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Discover the Next Generation of Vulnerability Management Solutions Rich McCrohan, Regional Sales Manager and Andy Nickel, Systems Engineer - Core Security Tuesday, August 18th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Tuesday, August 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
ICS/SCADA Cyber Attacks - Fact vs. Fiction Robert M. Lee Tuesday, August 18th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 19
Session Speaker Time Type
Prevent - Detect - Respond Wednesday, August 19th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
The 14 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, August 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Wednesday, August 19th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 20
Session Speaker Time Type
Instant Expert: Legitimately and Ethically Ted Demopoulos Thursday, August 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night