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Digital Ghost: Turning the Tables on Cyber Attacks in Industrial Systems

  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (2017-02-01 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Robert Garry, Michael Assante


  • GE

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Recent attacks on industrial systems and infrastructure have underscored the urgent need to better protect these critical assets. In parallel, organizations are learning that their data could be just as important as their physical systems. In fact, digital data from sensors and elsewhere could hold the answer to earlier prediction, detection and protection from cyber attackers.

Attendees at this webcast will learn about:

  • How attacks typically occur and the role of the ICS kill chain to detect and disrupt attacks
  • Beyond traditional network security, how sensor data can be used to detect suspicious events and drive adaptive machine response
  • How to use digital data to prevent or minimize damage to physical systems

Chick here to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Michael Assante.

To hear more on this topic, attend the ICS Security Summit & Training in Orlando this March.†The two-day Summit will feature in-depth talks from the seasoned ICS security practitioners, live demonstrations, hands-on challenges, and exclusive networking opportunities. After the Summit, attend one of seven world-class information security courses.

Speaker Bios

Michael Assante

Michael Assante currently manages the SANS Industrials and Infrastructure practice area and is the lead for the Industrial Control System (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) security curriculum. Previously he served as vice president and chief security officer of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), where he oversaw industrywide implementation of cyber security standards across the continent. Before joining NERC, Mike held a number of high-level positions at Idaho National Laboratory and served as vice president and chief security officer for American Electric Power. His work in ICS security has been widely recognized.

Robert Garry

Robert Garry is currently executive chief engineer, controls & product cyber security in the GE Power engineering organization. Robís expertise lies in control platform development, field commissioning, unit operability, product cyber and advanced applications for the power industry. He has held many positions at GE: technical leader, combustion controls development; manager, advanced controls development, where he expanded to steam and plant systems; manager, controls & electrical systems; and general manager, controls & power electronics, where he oversaw development of the Mark*Vie control platform and multiple power converter designs for solar and wind applications.

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