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2014 European Industrial Control Systems Security Summit and training event heads to Amsterdam this September

  • United Kingdom
  • 3rd July, 2014

SANS will be hosting the 2014 European ICS Security Summit alongside two training courses including SANS' new specialist ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials course in Amsterdam from 23rd to 27th of September.

The two-day European Industrial Control Systems Security Summit will be chaired by Markus Braendle of ABB and brings together program managers, control systems engineers, IT security professionals and critical infrastructure protection specialists from asset owners and operators along with government and research leaders.

The Summit provides the opportunity to learn and discuss the newest and most challenging cyber security risks to control systems and the most effective defences. The panel discussions programme focuses on effective actions designed to provide attendees with new tools and techniques that can be put to work immediately upon returning back to their respective environments.

Following the Summit, SANS will be running two 5-day training courses for information security professionals working within ICS. SANS ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials taught by Justin Searle provides a foundational set of standardised skills and knowledge for industrial cybersecurity professionals. The course is designed to ensure that the workforce involved in supporting and defending industrial control systems is trained to keep the operational environment safe, secure, and resilient against current and emerging cyber threats.

The "Assessing and Exploiting Control Systems" course taught by Don Weber 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.

Early bird registration discounts are available and attendance to the Summit is offered at a greatly reduced rate for those taking SANS training courses at ICS Amsterdam 2014. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.sans.org/info/162697

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