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Welcome! This meetup dedicated to all professionals involved in Cyber Security for Automated Processes and Control Systems including security for Operating Technology (OT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), SCADA Systems, Transportation Systems, Building Control Systems (BCS), and even emerging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems. Our purpose is to connect the professionals in the Greater Chandigarh area with real interest in or responsibility for the cyber security of these systems.

Once we have enough critical mass of interest in Chandigarh, we will gather for purposes of education, information exchange, and discovery of new opportunities and, yes, perhaps a few happy hours! If you are interested in serving on a committee to help shape this meetup experience, please contact the organizers directly.

Upcoming events (1)

(CS)²AI Online™: Navigating the New TSA Pipelines Directive (sponsored by Verve)

Join us as cyber security veteran Rick Kaun takes us through navigating the new TSA directive for pipelines (and other future industry targets) – Lessons learned from a regulated industry.

Meetup does not integrate your RSVP with our webinar platform, so registration for this event is required at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2643322027922642955?source=08222021MeetupEvent

The recent increase in ransomware events coupled with one of the targets being a large pipeline company has compelled the TSA to issue a new cyber security directive. This means many OT organizations are now scrambling (some more or less than others) to stand up a multi-disciplined security program for a very diverse, distributed OT environment. This looks and feels a lot like the Power Industry was confronted with when NERC CIP was first introduced and so we, as security practitioners, can learn a great deal of lessons from an industry that has already run down this path. Challenges in understanding scope, standing up multiple security initiatives, organizational changes for responsibility, maintenance and response activities and most notably day to day maintenance and compliance can be significant obstacles for operating companies to overcome.

Join us to review a number of security learnings around setting up and maintaining an OT security compliance program such as:
• A multi-disciplined approach is key – treating individual security tasks as silos will create gaps, increase effort and decrease efficiency
• Remediation is a key consideration – simply mapping vulnerabilities or enabling perimeter/network monitoring is just a drop in the bucket – need to be able to reduce risk and attack surface as well as react to emerging situations
• Monitoring – as risk is reduced and new threats emerge the current risk status is always in flux. Being able to monitor and report on current status, changes to the threat landscape or show progress/compliance are key components of a sustainable program
• Automation – as many of these tasks and insights that can be automated the better. OT staff is spread too thin and traditional OT risk reduction approaches are far to manual to provide meaningful and consistent risk management

NOTE: Meetup does not integrate your RSVP with our webinar platform, so registration for this event is required at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2643322027922642955?source=08222021MeetupEvent

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Certificates for Professional Development/Continuing Education Units (PDUs/CEUs) are available for all attendees.
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Please note that all (CS)2AI ONLINE events are provided free of charge as educational career development content through the support of our paid members and our generous contributions of our corporate Strategic Alliance Partners. Contact information used in registering for our directly supported seminars may be shared with sponsors funding those specific events. Unless noted on the Gotowebinar registration page, all events are open for direct funding support.

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