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STAR Webcast: Cyber Threats To Electric Industry - What You Need to Know

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST (2020-02-12 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Katie Nickels, Robert M. Lee, Tim Conway

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Rundown - STAR Webcast Series hosted by Katie Nickels

Cyber threats to electric infrastructure including power generation, transmission, and distribution continue to grow. But so has, historically, the FUD and misconceptions on the reality of these threats. In this webinar Tim Conway and Robert M. Lee will break down the current cyber threat landscape, the reality of such attacks, defense recommendations that security personnel should prioritize, and where to seek nuance to avoid the hype. 

This webinar is intended as an overview of the subject suitable for wide audiences with deep dives into case studies and actionable recommendations mapped to frameworks such as ICS ATT&CK. 

The SANS Threat Analysis Rundown (STAR) is an all-new webcast series that brings you the inside scoop on what you need to know about cyber threats. Hosted by SANS Instructor Katie Nickels, this series will bring you different voices from around the community to ensure you're up-to-date on what's happening in the threat landscape so you can take action.

Every day, analysts track what adversaries are doing and how we can better protect our networks based on that - but it's often overwhelming to track everything. STAR will let you hear from the people who do this on a daily basis and break down that information to allow you to take action on it in your own organization. STAR will approach threats from all angles, and you'll get different takes each month. Some months we'll focus on specific adversaries or malware, and some we'll focus on a broader view like industry targeting.

  • All-new webcast series from SANS
  • Focused on actionable information about threats
  • Brings together different perspectives from the community
  • Let's you hear from experts who track threats daily

Speaker Bios

Katie Nickels

Katie is a SANS instructor for FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence and a Principal Intelligence Analyst for Red Canary. She has worked on cyber threat intelligence (CTI), network defense, and incident response for nearly a decade for the DoD, MITRE, Raytheon, and ManTech.  Katie hails from a liberal arts background with degrees from Smith College and Georgetown University, embracing the power of applying liberal arts prowess to cybersecurity. With more than a dozen publications to her name, Katie has shared her expertise with presentations at Black Hat, multiple SANS Summits, Sp4rkcon, and many other events. Katie has also served as a co-chair of the SANS CTI Summit and FIRST CTI Symposium. She was the 2018 recipient of the President's Award from the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu and serves as the Program Manager for the Cyberjutsu Girls Academy, which seeks to inspire young women to learn more about STEM. You can find Katie on Twitter @LiketheCoins


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.


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.

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