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Monday, October 24 • 9:45am - 10:30am
Improving the Industrial Cyber Security Ecosystem

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The presentation will be an open and general discussion on why there is still such a reluctance at the corporate level to take responsibility for cyber-security. This talk will address topics including: 

  • Classifying attacks as “Incidents” when they are actually “Cybersecurity attacks” and the underreporting internal threats and violations of policies.
  • How vendors and cybersecurity professionals need to do a better job at educating end customers with greater details to the risks, benefits, costs associated with cybersecurity management
  • Where do we typically focus on cyber security measures and why they are not adequate? Examples of ICS cybersecurity breaches that were avoidable if ICS architecture was designed with OT policies and procedures, instead of IT.
  • Value in regional deployments for “simulated honeypots” on their own infrastructure networks to share findings

With increasing attacks on critical infrastructure networks that have become more frequent and consequential, more effective operational cyber solutions are required that aggregate, analyze and correlate various sources of data and across multiple platforms into a near-real time visualization that depicts the potential threats emerging. Organizations have to look beyond their own perimeter to collaborate and assess the impact of a cyber-attack on their corporate partners, suppliers, and vendors. With complex systems of interacting devices, networks, organizations and people to facilitate the productive sharing of information; this is quickly becoming as much of a benefit as it is a threat.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified three core principles for developing cyber ecosystems: Automation, Interoperability and Authentication

Maintaining the integrity of the ICS requires thorough understanding of the communications standards used between all the various ICS components, so that we maintain safe and efficient operations. In this cyber-physical layer, it can be difficult to spot communications errors, cyber security threats, and poor network health problems. The symptoms are obvious; sluggish HMI updates, unexplained shutdowns, and precarious failures of ICS components. A robust and healthy OT network is key to preventing these failures. This discussion mentions the tools and techniques used by professional cyber security firms including Network Security Monitoring (NSM), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), and manual analysis techniques are used to find and isolate problems on OT networks before they cause harmful impacts, or worse found by your adversaries.

The take away for the attendees will be to demonstrate why all facets of the cybersecurity industry must work together to improve end customers cyber-security processes and understanding from the basic framework to how their resources and organizational structure grow over time to result in a stronger security posture. An acknowledgement from our sector that a lot still needs to be done with standards, collaboration and awareness.

This presentation will also provide end users with a roadmap to start or improve their cyber- security processes through a basic framework and how to develop their resources and organizational structure over time to result in a stronger security posture.

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Anil Gosine

Anil Gosine has over 17 years of construction management, operations and engineering experience within the Industrial Sector with primary focus on Electrical, Instrumentation and Automation process issues in US, Canada and Caribbean. He has been involved in the Water/Wastewater industry... Read More →

Monday October 24, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am EDT
Workshop 2 (Salon 4)