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The Convergence of Cybersecurity and Process Safety

  • Wednesday, September 05, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT (2018-09-05 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Doug Wylie, Marty Edwards, Larry O'Brien

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The emergence of the TRITON/TRISIS/HatMan malware and its attack methodology directed towards a safety instrumented system (SIS) has added a new dimension of concerns for many ICS and SCADA owners and operators. There is growing recognition of interdependencies between security and safety in control systems that is leading some in industry to expand their use of process safety standards and best practices such as HAZOP analysis and process safety risk matrices. Combining these risk management approaches with proper work procedures and structured change management techniques can help better protect systems against attacks while also reduce damage or disruption to critical operations.

This webcast will discuss potential impacts that can arise from cyber-threats to process safety systems, contemporary approaches to help mitigate these risks, and benefits that can be gained by coupling the domain knowledge and best practices from the worlds of process safety and cybersecurity alike.

Join Larry O'Brien, Marty Edwards, and Doug Wylie for the webcast leading up to the SANS Oil & Gas Cybersecurity Summit this October in Houston.

Speaker Bios

Doug Wylie

Doug Wylie directs the SANS Industrials and Infrastructure business portfolio, helping companies fulfill business objectives to manage security risks and develop a security-effective workforce.†His lengthy career spans a wide array of industries. He served as Rockwell Automationís director of product security risk management, where he founded and led its industrial cybersecurity and risk management program. Doug works around the world with companies, industry and standards bodies, and government entities to help safeguard converged IT-OT systems from contemporary cybersecurity threats.†He holds the CISSP certification and numerous patents, as well as being an accomplished writer, speaker and presenter.

Marty Edwards

Marty Edwards, a globally recognized industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity expert and speaker, serves as Managing Director of the Automation Federation. Prior to joining the Automation Federation in mid-2017, Edwards was the longest-serving Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Securityís Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). He also served as a program manager focused on control systems security at Idaho National Laboratory, and has held a variety of roles in the instrumentation and automation fields.

Larry O'Brien

Larry is Vice President of Research at ARC Advisory Group. He is responsible for providing oversight in ARCís research into process automation markets, including process automation systems, process safety systems, plant asset management systems, intelligent device management strategies, and field networks. Larry has also provided support or served as project lead on several end user consulting projects on subjects ranging from process control system lifecycle management and modernization to control system supplier evaluation and technology adoption and feasibility studies.†

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