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Cyber Security Strategies: Protecting Your ICS Investments a discussion with Ultra-3eti and Mike Assante of SANS

  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST (2015-07-23 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Alex Tarter, Michael Assante


  • Ultra Electronics, 3eTI

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The threat landscape is changing with new vulnerabilities emerging to exploit them. The costs to industry are almost immeasurable in terms of dollars spent and lost; new cyber security strategies are badly needed. Realistic options exist.

Learn how to prevent cyber-attacks that preserve and protect operations using high-efficiency approaches that implement true end-to-end embedded security. These strategies work with current operational systems and secure all devices connected to a network without sacrificing productivity and safety standards.

During this webinar you will:

  • Consider commonly overlooked critical vulnerabilities
  • Review security standards laid out in IEC 62443/ISO 27001
  • Study methods for aligning the threat landscape to todays hacker trends, techniques and technologies
  • Evaluate strengths and shortcomings of multilayer and multivendor security
  • Discuss ICS attacks and threat mitigation using new end-to-end embedded security strategies
  • Examine costs associated with PLC-focused attacks

Who Should Attend:

Managerial, technical, facilities, industrial maintenance, and other senior-level specialists interested in automated military or industrial network protection, but who are limited by security requirements, cost restrictions or legacy integrations.

Speaker Bios

Michael Assante

Michael Assante is currently the SANS lead for Industrial Control System (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) security and Co-founder of NexDefense an Atlanta-based ICS security company. He served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer of the North American Electric Reliability (NERC) Corporation, where he oversaw industry-wide implementation of cyber security standards across the continent. Prior to joining NERC, Mr. Assante held a number of high-level positions at Idaho National Labs and served and as Vice President and Chief Security Officer for American Electric Power. Mr. Assante's work in ICS security has been widely recognized and was selected by his peers as the winner of Information Security Magazine's security leadership award for his efforts as a strategic thinker. The RSA 2005 Conference awarded him its outstanding achievement award in the practice of security within an organization.

He has testified before the US Senate and House and was an initial member of the member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. Before his career in security served in various naval intelligence and information warfare roles, he developed and gave presentations on the latest technology and security threats to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of the National Security Agency, and other leading government officials. In 1997, he was honored as a Naval Intelligence Officer of the Year.

Alex Tarter

Certified specialist in ISA99/IEC 62443 cyber security fundamentals and serves as an advisory expert to NATO on Cyber Defense for the Industrial Resources and Communications Services Group.

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