UK 2017: Grass Roots Industrial Control Security

Presented by

Cevn Vibert, ICS Industrial Cyber Physical Security Advisor | Expert

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Our modern society is built on automation, control systems and their management. The “Things”, mentioned often in the Internet of Things(IOT) and the Industrial Internet of Things(IIOT), are becoming smarter and more ubiquitous. If you think about all the automation controlled Things that have contributed to your day and try to list them you may be surprised and perhaps a little worried. Food, Transport, Clothing, Water, Waste, Pharmaceuticals, Logistics, Medical Devices, Energy, Power, Defence, Hospitals, Cashpoints, Beverage Dispensers are just some of the examples of this melange of Things in our personal lives. Critical National Infrastructures are under immense pressure from Government, Regulators, and themselves to enhance the defences, improve monitoring and to re-work the gargantuan quantities of legacy systems. The rise in attacks on these ‘Things’ has started to concern people. National Infrastructures are investing in improvement plans, many markets are ahead of the game but so much more is to be done. Meanwhile the bad guys get better at the attacking. This presentation looks at the Growth, Reasons and Impact of these Cyber Threats, the real differences seen in the Industrial Cyber World and our current Capability Divide. The presentation reviews many Common Sense Methodologies and strategies to Cyber Security improvements for End-Users, Vendors and Solution providers including a word about some recent Cyber Security Game Experiences for C-Level and all level education. TakeAways: Awareness of the need for Cyber Security within our industrial landscape. Understand the real differences between IT Cyber and OT/ICS/SCADA/IIOT Cyber Understand the IT and OT Industry's current capabilities to address the need. A Range of common-sense and innovative strategic approaches to cyber improvements.

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