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Demystifying Cyber Attacks on ICS: How They Work and How to Use Engineered and Cyber Layer of Protections

  • Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at 11:00 AM EDT (2016-08-02 15:00:00 UTC)
  • Bryan L. Singer, CISSP, CAP

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Overview

Recent developments in ICS focused malware and documented attacked against ICS such as the Ukranian Power Grid incident show that successful attacks against ICS are growing in sophistication, and are often using complex multi-faceted techniques to manipulate physical processes. The traditional IT safeguards are shown to be insufficient in many cases. In most cases, the least cost and most effective solutions are to use engineered safeguards that are fundamentally resistant to cyber attack. This presentation focuses on the concept of cyber-physical integrity, as an extension to mechanical integrity, and how to understand how to model and prevent cyber failure of an ICS through blending engineered layers of protection with IT security solutions.

Speaker Bio

Bryan L. Singer, CISSP, CAP

Bryan Singer is a Principal Investigator with Kenexis Security Corporation, based in Columbus, Ohio. In his over 25 years experience, he continues as one of the primary catalysts in the field of industrial control systems and SCADA security. His primary professional responsibilities include cyber vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, security program design, incident response, forensics, and cyber threat research.

Mr Singer is a frequent speaker, trainer, and author on industrial cyber security including co-author of the book "Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems: SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS" and the soon to be published book "Hacking Exposed Industrial Control Systems: ICS and SCADA Security Secrets & Solutions." He also is a co-inventor on an industrial firewall patent, and holds various security certifications, and is a top rated instructor in ICS security for ISA including webinars and live courses.

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