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Thursday, October 27 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Fact or F.U.D.? – ICS Cyber-Attack Simulation and Impact Analysis

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Using computer gaming technology for industrial purposes is certainly not an obvious concept. However, as the technology has improved with advanced AI and seemingly realistic physics, one can see where using gaming engines for something beyond just an entertainment medium might actually make a lot of sense. The industrial community seems to finally be turning the corner in regards to industrial control systems (ICS) cyber security. The community now understands that   there is a real and growing threat to these systems and preventative security measures need to be put in place. An area of contention however, remains the ability to determine a realistic threat level for each and every U.S. ICS-CERT advisory, flash report, and security vendor claim. Asset owners/operators find themselves at the mercy of speculation. After all, they can’t exactly simulate attacks that cause actual catastrophic results to industrial environments and systems. Or can they?

In this session, Clint Bodungen will demonstrate how several technologies once intended for completely different industries, such as computer gaming engines and engineering software/hardware, can be combined to simulate realistic consequences of cyber-attack scenarios on industrial systems. Powerful gaming engine physics and 3D animation, scientific data and simulation capabilities (i.e. Matlab and engineering applications), and real-life physical devices (i.e. PLCs) are all connected in this presentation in order to provide a cutting-edge look at the impact analysis capabilities with stunning realistic 3D visuals.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Attendees will gain an understanding of what cyber-attack simulation/impact analysis are, and why it they are important for ICS risk mitigation.
  2. They will also learn methods of performing realistic cyber-attack simulation/impact analysis using different technologies together.
  3. As well as walk away with a better understanding of how to deploy these methods and tools in their own ICS risk mitigation program.

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Clint Bodungen

Senior Critical Infrastructure Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab
With more than 20 years of professional experience in cybersecurity, including 12 years focused exclusively on ICS security, Clint brought his expertise to Kaspersky Lab as a senior critical infrastructure security researcher in May 2016. Throughout his career, Clint has worked in... Read More →

Thursday October 27, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Grand Ballroom