Why Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Is In a League of Its Own

Presented by

Paul Kurtz, CEO & Co-Founder, and Shimon Modi, Dir of Product & Technology at TruSTAR Technology

About this talk

It seems like it’s every other day the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is issuing a new critical infrastructure (CI) condemnation on a government agency or an intrepid security researcher is playing out what would happen to our electrical grid if a ransomware attack were to occur. But have we ever paused to consider exactly what it takes to protect critical infrastructure? In doing so, we can learn how to better protect ourselves. This session will highlight the similarities and differences of what it takes to protect critical infrastructure compared to the enterprise. Threat models are changing, which require a change in core capabilities necessary to protect CI. We’ll pull up some common tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used in real world attacks using TruSTAR’s threat intelligence exchange platform to show how intelligence exchange can play a role in protecting CI in the future. This session will be led by Paul Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of TruSTAR Technology and former Senior Director for Critical Infrastructure Protection on the White House's Homeland Security Council (HSC), as well as Shimon Modi, Director of Product & Technology at TruSTAR and former Cybersecurity R&D Manager at Accenture Technology Labs, where he led the innovation strategy and build out of the Industrial IoT security capability.

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TruSTAR is an intelligence platform that helps organizations leverage multiple sources of threat intelligence and fuse it with historical event data to prioritize and enrich investigations. Built for security and fraud teams, TruSTAR uses machine learning and automation to operationalize data throughout an analyst’s workflow, freeing up time for higher-priority events. The most valuable security data is often locked inside silos in and across companies. TruSTAR breaks down these silos with its Enclave knowledge management architecture. Enclaves give complex teams customization, integration, and granular access controls that enable collaboration. TruSTAR is the technology infrastructure that powers many of the U.S.’s largest ISACs and ISAOs, and has enterprise customers that span across Finance, Retail, Healthcare, Aerospace, and IT. Learn more at www.trustar.co and follow us on Twitter at @TruSTARtech.