Lights Out: Inside the Mind of a Utility Hacker

Presented by

Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist & Advisory CISO, Thycotic

About this talk

Imagine a nationwide blackout. The reality hit Ukrainian residents when their energy sector was hit by a massive cyber attack that caused a power outage for more than 86,000 homes. This session dives into the real-world hack of a power station that explains the planning, perimeter security, engines and SCADA controls behind the attack. Learning objectives: 1. Gain a full understanding of the anatomy of a privileged account hack. 2. Learn the challenges of reporting to the board and lessons learned. 3. Develop a strategy to reduce your risk and prevent abuse of your critical information assets.

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