Adversaries targeting critical infrastructure systems (power grids, water management systems, heavy manufacturing, oil and gas refineries and pipelines, etc.) have demonstrated detail technical knowledge of control system components, industrial protocols, and engineering operations. These skilled and brazen adversaries continue to launch a combination or Ransomware and targeted ICS tailored attacks against the safety and reliability of critical infrastructure. In doing so, they knowingly put human life and physical devices at risk.
Modern industrial control system (ICS) / operational technology (OT) security requires a combination of ICS specific technology platforms, and trained human ICS cybersecurity defenders to protect these engineering systems. In fact, the ICS Active Cyber Defense is defined as "human analysts who can monitor for, respond to adversaries internal to the network". Effective ICS/OT-specific cybersecurity platforms can be leveraged by human ICS defenders who must understand the detailed technical knowledge of control system components, industrial protocols, and engineering operations. Just like the adversaries know. Does your ICS/OT Cybersecurity deploy ICS/OT specific technology to address these modern ICs/OT cybersecurity challenges? Is your cybersecurity trained on ICS/OT specific operations? In the 2024 ICS Solutions Track we put technologies to the test.
This two-day virtual event will illustrate the challenges, risks, and impacts of incidents in control systems. As well, provide practical, achievable actionable to take to meet these challenges head-on. In the events' presentations, live demonstrations and panel discussions, Sponsors and guest speakers are required to align with industry frameworks and practices such as the SANS 5 ICS Cybersecurity Critical Controls, and practical real-world cases studies. We will show how ICS-specific trained defenders can step up to protect and defend the critical infrastructure we all rely on in our daily lives, with ICS-specific technologies in the hands of capable ICS/OT security defenders and engineering teams.