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SANS to Host the 11th Annual ICS Security Summit in Orlando, Florida

ICS Experts from NSA, Mandiant, Duke Energy, and Ernest and Young among the List of Speakers

  • Bethesda, MD
  • December 21, 2015

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the 2016 ICS Security Summit and Training taking place February 16 - 23 in Orlando, Florida. Top ICS experts and practitioners will share proven techniques that are working when dealing with targeted attacks. The "Defense is Doable" themed event will feature a unique program and contest designed to showcase the best collection of ICS Cybersecurity learning and networking opportunities in the industry.

"The 2016 summit will be different from past ICS Summits which have focused on the best approaches for keeping bad stuff from finding their way into systems. Over the years it has become clear that the technical security know-how and deliberate engineering decisions are increasingly more important to achieving ICS security success," said Mike Assante, SANS ICS Lead. "This summit will discuss the bridges that have been built to integrate engineering and tailor cybersecurity to secure ICS to meet this evolving need. SANS is bringing the largest collection of process equipment and ICS components to be used for demonstrations, structured challenges, games, and team simulations under one roof. Come join us and learn, meet and share, strategies for a strong ICS defense."

The SANS ISC Summit and Training will feature live demonstrations with the greatest collection of hands-on challenges and team-based simulations ever assembled in one event. ICS-focused courses instructed by industry leading experts will empower ICS security teams with the latest techniques for defending systems against attacks. Included among the impressive list of instructors are:

  • Justin Searle, ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials
  • Robert Michael Lee, ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response (new course)
  • Tim Conway, ICS456: Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (beta course)
  • Tim Medin, SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise (new course)
  • Lance Spitzner, MGT433: Securing the Human: How to Build, Maintain and Measure a High-Impact Awareness Program

For additional details on the 2016 ICS Summit and Training, including complete list of speakers and instructors or to register, please visit: www.sans.org/u/bkR

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The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (https://www.sans.org)