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Lessons Learned Fighting Modern Cyberthreats in Critical ICS Networks

  • Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC)
  • Sandeep Lota and Dean Parsons
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  • Forescout Technologies BV

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Critical infrastructure organizations are increasingly becoming targets of malware campaigns. This rising tide of cyberthreats, coupled with the increased exposure of OT networks to the Internet is making ICS network protection a strategically important issue. To stay cyber resilient in todays environment, asset owners need a fresh approach to cybersecurity.

During this webinar, we will discuss an anonymized investigation conducted by our team to identify a real malware infection on a production network, the tools and techniques used to contain this threat and how to use threat intelligence and visibility to stay ahead of cyber adversaries.

We will focus on improving security strategy in four key areas, in the context of the SANS Top 20 CIS Controls:

  • Asset visibility and network baselining
  • Continuous network monitoring
  • Threat intelligence ingestion
  • Thorough incident response plans

Speaker Bios

Sandeep Lota

With over 20 years of progressive experience designing and architecting system breakthroughs, Sandeep Lota is a senior network security expert with a proven track record of supporting national and international projects for the world’s largest companies. Sandeep has a long record of success innovating complex, large enterprise solutions for network and security infrastructures.

His current role as a Senior Systems Engineer at Forescout involves the design and architecture of transformative solutions based on complex customer requirements. Sandeep holds active & advanced certifications from many well-known hardware and software vendors. This training background coupled with years of practical experience has positioned him as an instructor for several advanced networking and security courses.

Dean Parsons

Dean Parsons is a SANS instructor for ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response, a member of the SANS/GIAC advisory board, and an active member of the cybersecurity community who works at both the packet and policy level. He is dedicated to educating others while helping companies address contemporary risks to business operations that stem from ever-changing threats. He is an ISO in the energy sector, security practitioner and frequent speaker at high-profile cybersecurity events. Dean earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Memorial University of Newfoundland and holds the CISSP, GSLC, GCIA and GRID accreditations.

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