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The SANS ICS Summit 2019 and What to Expect

  • Monday, February 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST (2019-02-18 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Tim Conway, Robert M. Lee, 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

Rob is a recognized pioneer in the industrial security incident response and threat intelligence community. He started in security as a U.S. Air Force Cyber Warfare Operations Officer tasked to the National Security Agency where he built a first-of-its-kind mission identifying and analyzing national threats to industrial infrastructure. He went on to build the industrial community’s first dedicated monitoring and incident response class at the SANS Institute (ICS515) and the industry recognized cyber threat intelligence course (FOR578).

Forbes named Robert to its 30 under 30 (2016) list as one of the “brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents” in Enterprise Technology. He is a business leader but also technical practitioner. Robert helped lead the investigation into the 2015 cyber attack on Ukraine’s power grid, he and his team at Dragos helped identify and analyze the CRASHOVERRIDE malware that attacked Ukraine’s grid in 2016 and the TRISIS malware deployed against an industrial safety system in the Middle East in 2017.


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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