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SANS Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Training is coming to Houston!

  • Bethesda, MD
  • April 25, 2013

SANS today announced they will have dedicated Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Hosted courses and panel discussions on the latest ICS security strategies and solutions this June. The training coming to Houston is part of SANS' initiative to help support engineers and security pros with their ICS security concerns.

Michael Assante, SANS project lead for Industrial Control System (ICS), states "Critical questions need to be answered, such as... If security strategies and solutions are failing to keep attackers out of Internet facing IT systems, how are we going to maintain the integrity and protect ICS? We believe an essential piece of the response is to best develop engineers and security professionals to meet this challenge head on."

The ICS Security Training event will be held in Houston's Energy Corridor on June 10-15, 2013, with in-depth, hands-on technical courses led by top SCADA experts.

Benefits you will gain from attending:

  • Gain the most current information regarding SCADA and Control System threats and learn how to best prepare to defend against them
  • Learn advanced security testing techniques that work in operational ICS environments
  • Network with the top individuals in the field of SCADA Security
  • Leave the event with solutions that you can immediately put to use in your organization

There will be a Special Event on Monday, June 10th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm which includes a keynote address and a WhatWorks panel discussion.

The following training courses will be taught June 11 - 15:

  • SCADA Security Training: with instructors Jonathan Pollet and Daniel Michaud-Soucy

This 5-day course bridges the gap between SCADA Engineers and IT Security Professionals. Students are taught how SCADA and Telemetry systems work from the ground up with several hands-on exercises. The course dives deeper into system exploitation, then after everyone has built their own SCADA system, the course rounds out the process by explaining how to defend these systems from similar threats.

  • Pentesting ICS and Smart Grid: with instructor Justin Searle

This course teaches hands-on penetration testing techniques used to test embedded electronic field devices, network protocols, RF communications, and controlling servers of ICS and Smart Grid systems like PLCs, RTUs, smart meters, Home Area Networks (HAN), smart appliances, SCADA, substation automation, and synchrophasors. This course is structured around the formal penetration testing methodology created by the National Energy Sector Cybersecurity Organization Resource (NESCOR), a United States Department of Energy project.

For more information about the ICS training event, including course descriptions, instructor bios, or to register, please visit: http://www.sans.org/info/129600

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