What we're about

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 Seattle area with real interest in or responsibility for the cyber security of these systems.

We have enough critical mass of interest in the Seattle area and 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 (3)

(CS)2AI Online: Scanners, Tunnels, and Sims OhMy! Control Things w/Justin Searle

Join the discussion this week in (CS)2AI Online: Scanners, Tunnels, and Sims, Oh My! Control Things with Justin Searle, with special guest host Bryson Bort!

NOTE: Registration for this event is required at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6908867487957518094?source=031721MeetupEvent

When it comes to testing and analyzing ICS communications in your lab, what is even better than getting your hands-on tools from your engineers? Easy. Having your own set of tools, available for free, customized for your current needs, and extendable for your future needs. Welcome to the Control Things Tools project! Born out of the Control Things Platform, a Kali-esque distribution for ICS professionals, Control Things Tools attempts to bring these customizable tools directly to you. a separate but similar tool for each protocol and/or technology layer, complete with a simple to use python library for you to make (or contribute) your own such tools.

Join us to explore the public release of the first series of these Control Things Tools: cti2c, ctspi, ctserial, ctip, ctmodbus, ctvelocio, and the python library that provides the command-line and graphical interfaces for these tools.

Speaker:
Justin Searle is the Director of ICS Security at InGuardians, specializing in ICS security architecture design and penetration testing. He led the Smart Grid Security Architecture group in the creation of NIST Interagency Report 7628 and has played key roles in the Advanced Security Acceleration Project for the Smart Grid (ASAP-SG), National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization Resources (NESCOR), and Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP).

Justin has taught courses in hacking techniques, forensics, networking, and intrusion detection for multiple universities, corporations, and security conferences. He is currently a Senior Instructor for the SANS Institute and a faculty member at IANS. In addition to electric power industry conferences, Justin frequently presents at top international security conferences such as Black Hat, DEFCON, OWASP, Nullcon, and AusCERT.

Justin leads prominent open source projects including the The Control Thing Platform, Samurai Web Testing Framework (SamuraiWTF), Samurai Security Testing Framework for Utilities (SamuraiSTFU).

Register now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6908867487957518094?source=031721MeetupEvent

As always, certificates for Professional Development/Continuing Education Units (PDUs/CEUs) are available for all everyone who attends at least a full hour of this session (certificates emailed using the registration information you use at gotowebinar.com).
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To view any of our growing library of past seminars and symposiums, check out the Paid Members Resources of our website in the Members Portal area https://www.cs2ai.org/

Just a reminder that all (CS)2AI ONLINE events are provided free of charge as educational career development content through the generous support of our paid members and our corporate Strategic Alliance Partners. Contact information used in registering for our events may be shared with sponsors directly funding specific events. Unless noted on the Gotowebinar registration page, all events are open for direct funding support.
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(CS)2AI Online: Stop Tomorrow's Crisis- Developing and Leading a Top ICS IR Team

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Incident response can be one of the most challenging times a process may face. The key to success is pre-coordination, preparation and training. CS2AI founding fellow Mark Bristow will take you through strategies in setting up and training your ICS incident response capability to make sure you are ready for this challenging day. With the right staffing model, incident response plan, pre-arranged internal and external partnerships, pre-built mitigation strategies and the right frame of mind, responding to an OT cyber incident can be effectively managed. Mark has worked on hundreds of incident response efforts impacting or threating process control environments in his long career with CISA’s Threat Hunting teams (formerly ICS-CERT).

Speaker:
Mark Bristow is Branch Chief, Cyber Defense Coordination (CDC) at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He previously served as Director of the US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), responsible for Incident Response efforts of the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) and the United States Computer Readiness Team (US-CERT).

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Certificates for Professional Development/Continuing Education Units (PDUs/CEUs) are available for all attendees.
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To view any of our growing library of past seminars and symposiums, check out the Resources area of our website in the Members Portal https://www.cs2ai.org/
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If you're interested in speaking at a future (CS)2AI event, having your organization become a Strategic Alliance Partner, or engaging in any of the other ways available, please contact us on our https://www.cs2ai.org/get-involved
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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.

IoT Skimmer: Energy Market Manipulation through High-Wattage IoT Botnets

Network event

Tohid Shekhari, and Professor Raheem Beyah of the Georgia Institute of Technology, share their research showing how an "IoT Skimmer" – a massive botnet consisting of thousands of connected high-wattage IoT devices and appliances, such as connected refrigerators, air conditioners and heaters, could cause sufficient demand-side power fluctuations to influence energy prices and create financial damage by targeting utility firms.

Their research found that an increase or decrease of only 1% of power consumption is sufficient to manipulate prices and would be very difficult to detect. Malicious actors to whom these tactics could appeal include competitive companies seeking to financially damage another utility, nation-states wanting to cause economic disruption, and financial market profiteers.

This talk includes information of past attacks on electrical grids and manipulation of electric markets as well as background on power grid design & functionality, electricity markets, IoT botnets and known botnet attacks, analysis of the threat model and attack feasibility, potential stealth strategies of attackers, and available countermeasures.

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Speakers:
Professor Raheem Beyah, Executive Director of the Online Masters in Cybersecurity program and Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research at Georgia Institute of Technology as well as founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortiphyd Logic, has built and deployed novel cybersecurity solutions throughout his professional career.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/raheem-beyah-74aa501/

Tohid Shekari is currently pursuing a PhD degree in ECE and MSc in Cybersecurity with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. His current research interests include cyber-physical system security, cybersecurity in power systems, intrusion detection in power substations, power system resilience, and power system operation.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tohid-shekari-963b0941/

Please Note: meetup.com is not integrated with gotowebinar. To register for this event, please go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2116410760909040656?source=032521MeetupEvents

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Certificates for Professional Development/Continuing Education Units (PDUs/CEUs) are available for all attendees.
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To view any of our growing library of past seminars and symposiums, check out the Resources area of our website in the Members Portal https://www.cs2ai.org/
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If you're interested in speaking at a future (CS)2AI event, having your organization become a Strategic Alliance Partner, or engaging in any of the other ways available, please contact us on our https://www.cs2ai.org/get-involved
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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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