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Practical Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity: IT and OT Have Converged--Discover and Defend Your Assets

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT (2018-09-27 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Ted Gary, Dean Parsons, Doug Wylie

Sponsor

  • Tenable

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Overview

As the convergence of business networks with control systems races forward, operational technology (OT) systems become increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. What can you do to better manage this evolution and mitigate security risks? Find out. Join Doug Wylie, director of the SANS Industrials and Infrastructure business portfolio and guests from Tenable, who will explore topics such as:

  • Key tasks for effectively securing converged IT/OT environments
  • How to discover and assess connected assets as you move toward a more effective application of critical security controls
  • Important considerations for passive monitoring and active scanning
  • Assessing assets for known vulnerabilities, patching strategies and techniques for more effective lifecycle management of IT and OT architectures

Register now and be one of the first to get the associated paper written by Doug Wylie. Click here to view the whitepaper.

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SANS Institute and Tenable talk about OT/IT convergence and security

Check out the video series on OT/IT convergence and security, where SANS Instructor Doug Wylie & Tenable's Senior Product Marketing Manager Ted Gary discuss the importance of convergence of operational technology and informational technology and the importance to companies as this convergence continues to take place and as it affects the risks of their organizations.

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Speaker Bios

Ted Gary

Ted Gary is Tenable's senior product marketing manager focusing on industrial control system security and security frameworks, compliance. Ted has more than ten years of information security experience in both product management and product marketing roles. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences, such as the ICSJWG Spring Meeting, New York Healthcare Summit and San Jose Cybersecurity Forum. He was also a contributor to the CIS Controls Implementation Guide for Industrial Control Systems.


Dean Parsons

Dean Parsons is a SANS instructor for ICS515: ICS Active Defense and Incident Response, a member of the SANS/GIAC advisory board, an active member of the cybersecurity community, and OT Cyber Security Officer. With 20 years combined experience in IT, Industrial Control System cyber defense across the telecommunications to critical infrastructure sectors, Mr. Parsons lead's an active ICS Cybersecurity Program for an electric utility in Canada across facilities for generation (hydro, thermal, gas turbine), transmission and distribution.

As an ICS security practitioner and ambassador for safety and operational resilience, he frequently speaks at high-profile cybersecurity events across North America, and has a natural way of engaging his audience.

His enthusiasm in the field started at an early age writing ethical hacking tools on his custom compiled versions of Linux; password crackers, host-based intrusion detection systems, network sniffing tools, smart port scanners, kernel modules and exploits. Any given day Dean could be dissecting packets from plant operations, writing policies, or presenting to a board of directors.

Dean earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Memorial University of Newfoundland and holds the CISSP, GSLC, GCIA and GRID accreditations.


Doug Wylie

Doug Wylie directs the SANS Industrials and Infrastructure business portfolio, helping companies fulfill business objectives to manage security risks and develop a security-effective workforce.†His lengthy career spans a wide array of industries. He served as Rockwell Automationís director of product security risk management, where he founded and led its industrial cybersecurity and risk management program. Doug works around the world with companies, industry and standards bodies, and government entities to help safeguard converged IT-OT systems from contemporary cybersecurity threats.†He holds the CISSP certification and numerous patents, as well as being an accomplished writer, speaker and presenter.

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