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

  • Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST (18:00:00 UTC)
  • Katie Nickels (Host), Rob M. Lee (Guest Speaker), and Tim Conway (Guest Speaker)
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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. She has worked in network defense, incident response, and cyber threat intelligence for over a decade. 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 BSidesLV, the FIRST CTI Symposium, multiple SANS Summits, Sp4rkcon, and many other events. Katie is also a member of the SANS CTI Summit and Threat Hunting Summit Advisory Boards. 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

Robert M. Lee, a SANS certified instructor and author of the "ICS Active Defense and Incident Response" and "Cyber Threat Intelligence" courses, is the founder and CEO of Dragos, a critical infrastructure cybersecurity company, where he focuses on control system traffic analysis, incident response and threat intelligence research. 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. Author of SCADA and Me and a nonresident National Cyber Security Fellow at New America, focusing on critical infrastructure cybersecurity policy issues, Robert was named EnergySec's 2015 Energy Sector Security Professional of the Year.


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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