Waterfall talks Secure Operations Technology (SEC-OT)

Washington DC Cyber Security for Control Systems
Washington DC Cyber Security for Control Systems
Public group

1225 S Clark St

1225 S Clark St · Arlington, VA

How to find us

We are in the JBG Conference Center off the ground floor hallway. Look for the small-medium sized glowing yellow sign. Free parking is available beneath the building. Also walk-able from Crystal City Metro Station (Yellow/Blue lines).

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Please join us for an exciting discussion led by Mike Firstenberg, Director of Industrial Security for Waterfall Security, on 'Secure Operations Technology' as a perspective, a methodology and a set of best practices used by thoroughly-secured sites.

As with all our meet-ups, there is good food, good drink (yes - beer and wine!), and great company! All are welcome regardless of background and experience level (or lack thereof!).

Our approximate schedule is:
5:30-6:00 - gather and mingle with food and drink
6:00-7:30 - active discussion!
7:30-8:30 - finish all food and drink and depart

Title: Secure Operations Technology (SEC-OT)

Abstract: Most ICS security programs seek to "protect the information" - the CIA, AIC, IAC or the SOMETHING of the information. The most secure sites though, do not "protect the information." Instead, they protect physical industrial operations FROM information, more specifically from cyber attacks that may be embedded in information.

As cyber attacks on industrial sites continue to become more sophisticated, with more serious physical consequences. Prudent industrial sites continue to increase the strength of their defensive postures to address steadily increasing threats. This presentation introduces SEC-OT, which documents what today's secure sites ACTUALLY DO. What those sites do today is what all sites must consider for tomorrow.

This presentation is based on Andrew Ginter's book of the same name. Complementary copies of the book will be available afterwards, courtesy of Waterfall Security Solutions.

Speaker Bio: Mike Firstenberg is the Director of Industrial Security for Waterfall Security. Mike brings two decades of experience in Process Control 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. The former chair of the American Water SCADA Council, Mike studied Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, and has served as a speaker and panelist at numerous conferences and events around the world. Mike participates actively in ISA SP99, and serves on committees that have created Industrial Cybersecurity guidelines and roadmaps in many sectors.