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ICS Attack Surfaces

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    Tuesday, March 4 - Sydney 12 pm / Seoul 10 am / Singapore 9 am
  • Dr. Eric Cole
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In today's age, our Industrial Control Systems (ICS) make up the majority of most nations' critical infrastructure. And where it isn't critical infrastructure, ICS systems often make up the backbone of each nation's manufacturing effort and play a critical part of each nation's wealth creation. Because of this, there are plenty of reasons for malicious actors to attack ICS systems. These attacks could be launched by individuals or organizations for the purpose of financial gain (or ruin), corporate espionage, hacktivism, or terrorist activities.

Information warfare is also of grave concern since many nations are now actively involved in cyber espionage and preparation for cyber warfare. Our last group of people that always must be considered are the countless numbers of individuals that like trying to attack organizations to test themselves, enhance their education, and gain recognition from their peers. In order to protect a system, you must understand how the attack works. In this webcast, we will look at the various ICS attack surfaces and ways organizations can defend against them.

Speaker Bio

Eric Cole, PhD.

SANS Faculty Fellow, Eric Cole, PhD., is an industry-recognized security expert and founder of Secure Anchor Consulting, where he currently performs leading-edge security consulting, witness, and works in research and development. Cole IT focus areas include perimeter defense, secure network design, vulnerability discovery, penetration testing, and intrusion detection systems. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a PhD from Pace University with a concentration in information security and is author of several books, including Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Site, Network Security Bible, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards.

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