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Analyzing a new Water Watering Hole

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT (2021-05-27 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Kent Backman, Sergio Caltagirone


  • Dragos, Inc.

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A \"water\" watering hole? A connection with the attempted poisoning at Oldsmar, Florida? Dragos analysts provide an educational case-study in intrusion analysis and threat intelligence about cyber threats to water utilities. Well illustrate the analytic techniques used to find and uncover a unique threat and showcase the importance of community and partners. Come with us as we explore a sophisticated threat that isnt what it seems.

Join the webinar to learn more about:

  • A unique watering hole threat and methods of intrusion into utility networks
  • Analytic techniques to discover threats against water utilities
  • Threat intelligence approaches to understanding threats and taking action in high-profile and rapidly-changing situations

Speaker Bios

Sergio Caltagirone

Sergio Caltagirone is committed to tracking down hackers and safeguarding civilization. In 9 years with the US Government and 3 years at Microsoft, Sergio has hunted the most sophisticated targeted threats in the world, applying intelligence to protect billions of users while safeguarding civilization through the protection of critical infrastructure and industrial control systems. He co-created the Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis, helping thousands of others bring more pain to adversaries by strengthening hunters and analysts. He also serves as the Technical Director of the Global Emancipation Network, a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), leading a world-class, all-volunteer team dedicated to ending human trafficking and rescuing victims through data science and analytics, saving tens of millions of lives.

Kent Backman

Kent Backman is a Principal II Adversary Hunter at Dragos. Kent moved to Dragos from a senior threat hunter and purple team operator role in Bank of America’s Emerging Threat Analytics team, focusing on advanced threats to the Bank and financial industry. Kent has experience as a nation-state focused threat intelligence researcher with RSA Security, working on unhacking people and organizations at scale, by tracking, exposing and disrupting malicious exploit campaigns. His expertise has been informed by intrusion analysis, incident response, digital forensics, threat analysis and hunting work for the US government intelligence community, and other government as well as commercial organizations since 2002, years of sys/firewall/net administration, and technical academia before that.

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