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The SANS ICS Summit 2019 and What to Expect

  • Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST (18:00:00 UTC)
  • Robert M. Lee, Tim Conway and Michael Assante
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Overview

Join Robert M. Lee and Tim Conway as they discuss and highlight upcoming ICS talks and exciting networking opportunities at the SANS ICS Security Summit 2019. Now in its 14th year, the annual ICS Security Summit brings together practitioners and leading experts to share ideas, methods, and techniques for defending control system environments. In-depth presentations and interactive panel discussions deliver real-world approaches that work and make a difference for the individuals fighting this fight every day.

The ICS Security Summit will address a wide range of topics, including:

  • Understanding what an attack against your organization will look like (deconstructing real-world ICS attacks and technical threats)
  • Live attack demonstrations & the defenses needed to stop them
  • Case studies and success stories
  • System and organizational investment opportunities that reduce attacker effects
  • Future attack vectors on ICS
  • Mitigations - Defenders, governance, and controls

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Speaker Bios

Tim Conway

Technical Director - ICS and SCADA programs at SANS. Responsible for developing, reviewing, and implementing technical components of the SANS ICS and SCADA product offerings. Formerly, the Director of CIP Compliance and Operations Technology at Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). Responsible for Operations Technology, NERC CIP Compliance, and the NERC training environments for the operations departments within NIPSCO Electric. Previously, an EMS Computer Systems Engineer at NIPSCO for eight years, with responsibility over the control system servers and the supporting network infrastructure. Former Chair of the RFC CIPC, current Chair of the NERC CIP Interpretation Drafting Team, member of the NESCO advisory board, current Chair of the NERC CIPC GridEx Working Group, and Chair of the NBISE Smart Grid Cyber Security panel.


Robert M. Lee

Robert M. Lee, a SANS certified instructor and author of the "ICS Active Defense and Incident Response" and "Cyber Threat Intelligence" courses, is the founder and CEO of Dragos, a critical infrastructure cybersecurity company, where he focuses on control system traffic analysis, incident response and threat intelligence research. He has performed defense, intelligence and attack missions in various government organizations, including the establishment of a first-of-its-kind ICS/SCADA cyber threat intelligence and intrusion analysis mission. Author of SCADA and Me and a nonresident National Cyber Security Fellow at New America, focusing on critical infrastructure cybersecurity policy issues, Robert was named EnergySec's 2015 Energy Sector Security Professional of the Year.


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.

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