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01/24/14 Elephants in the Room - Control System Security WEBINAR IEPA#7925
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01/24/14 Elephants in the Room - Control System Security  WEBINAR IEPA#7925

When: Friday, January 24, 2014
From 12:00 - 1:00PM CST
Where: Your home or office computer
Contact: Marianne Perino

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"Elephants in the Room - Control System Security"

CEU TYPE: Technical

IEPA#: 7925

SUMMARY: Control system security has a number of "elephants in the room." The ICS-CERT no longer issues vulnerability announcements for control system components which use plain-text communications and are trivially compromised as a result. The majority of critical infrastructure control systems do not update anti-virus signatures regularly, nor do they apply security updates/patches. Control system software is notoriously riddled with vulnerabilities. Security researchers report finding a half dozen zero-day remote code execution vulnerabilities in every product they examine, after only a couple of hours of examination. Why is there even a "responsible disclosure" debate for critical ICS vulnerabilities when anyone who cares can find their own critical zero-day vulnerabilities with a couple hours effort?

It is clear that all of this must change, and soon. It is equally clear that little of this is in fact changing any time soon. This presentation reviews these elephants in the room in light of recent incidents and announcements. Each of these issues is put into perspective within the overall spectrum of security threats to critical infrastructure control systems, and compensating measures for each of the "elephants" are discussed. Join us for an overview of the issues nobody is talking about, but all ICS security systems must somehow address.


 Mike Firstenberg, Waterfall Security

Mike Firstenberg is the Director of Industrial Security for Waterfall Security. Mike  brings more than a decade in Control  System Security, specializing in Control  System Cyber Security. With a proven track record as a hands-on engineer –  researching, designing, and implementing strategic security solutions, Mike has an established background working  with governmental institutions, regulatory  authorities, and Industrial utilities.

Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with a focus on Chemical  Engineering and Mathematics from the  University of Pennsylvania, and has served  as a speaker and panelist at various control system security conferences  and  events.

REGISTRATION & HOURS: This webinar will begin at 12:00pm and conclude by 1:00pm CST. Earn up to 1 PDH or RTC hour. After registering with Illinois Section AWWA, attendees will be furnished via email with all materials and links needed to participate in the webinar. Questions? Call 866-521-3595 Ext. 3

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