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Implementing an ICS Active Defense Strategy

  • Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00:00 UTC)
  • Robert M. Lee
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Overview

This course is designed to empower students with the ability to understand and utilize active defense mechanisms in concert with incident response for industrial control system networks to respond to and deny cyber threats. This class uses a hands-on approach to give students a technical understanding of concepts such as generating and using threat intelligence, communicating control system needs to information technology personnel to deploy appropriate defenses, detecting malicious actors or threats on control system networks, and performing threat triage and incident response to ensure the safety and reliability of operations technology.

Robert M. Lee will be running the new course ICS515: ICS Active Defense Incident Response for the first time in Europe at ICS Amsterdam 2015.

Speaker Bio

Robert M. Lee

Robert M. Lee is the CEO and Founder of the critical infrastructure cyber security company Dragos Security LLC where he has a passion for control system traffic analysis, incident response, and threat intelligence research. He is a SANS Certified Instructor and the course author of SANS ICS515 - "Active Defense and Incident Response" and the co-author of SANS FOR578 - "Cyber Threat Intelligence." Robert is also a non-resident National Cyber Security Fellow at New America focusing on policy issues relating to the cyber security of critical infrastructure and a PhD candidate at Kings College London. For his research and focus areas, he was named one of Passcode's Influencers, awarded EnergySec's 2015 Cyber Security Professional of the Year, and named to the 2016 Forbes' 30 Under 30 list.

Robert obtained his start in cyber security in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a Cyber Warfare Operations Officer. 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. Robert routinely writes articles in publications such as Control Engineering and the Christian Science Monitor's Passcode and speaks at conferences around the world. Lastly, Robert, is author of the book "SCADA and Me" and the weekly web-comic http://www.LittleBobbyComic.com.

"Rob is the best instructor I have seen. Real world examples, humor, time efficient, [and] effective."
- Toni Benson, Cyber Analyst

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