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CyberSecurity Awareness for Users of Industrial Control Systems

When: 19 November 2009
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Price: $195 AF member organization member / $225 List
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Join your fellow industry members as we address the risks associated with industrial control systems cyber assets in this informative webcast. All computer system users need to be aware of the security threats that they and their employers face through their use of those systems. Regular end user exposure to CyberSecurity awareness content--through webinars, in-person meetings, newsletters, posters, etc.--is a must have requirement for any organization that operates networked computer systems.

The need for cyber-security awareness is even greater for organizations that operate industrial control systems (ICS) because of the risk of damage to equipment and output and even personal injury that a network intruder (or even a worm) could cause. In this webinar, Matt Luallen of Encari will address topics related to CyberSecurity for ICS, such as:

  • Risks associated with cyber assets related to control systems
  • How to help protect control systems in your organization
  • Who to ensure is educated about CyberSecurity risks
  • Importance of this awareness and education

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About the Presenter:
Matt Luallen, Encari, is a well-respected information security professional, researcher, instructor, and author. Luallen serves as a Co-Founder of Encari, a critical infrastructure information security consulting company. He consults with both governmental and commercial sectors, including a multi-client base of public utilities and other power market organizations, national laboratories, financial institutions, and law enforcement. He has written, consulted, and trained extensively on process control and SCADA security issues. He worked with utilities and regional reliability organizations on compliance with first the NERC 1200 standard and in recent years with NERC CIP. Prior to incorporating Encari, Luallen provided strategic guidance for Argonne National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, within the Information Architecture and CyberSecurity Program Office.

In an effort to promote education and collaboration in information security, Luallen is an instructor and faculty member at several institutions. Luallen is adjunct faculty for DePaul University, instructing the Computer Information and Network Security Masters degree capstone course. He is also a certified instructor and CCIE for Cisco Systems, instructing security technologies such as firewalls, intrusion prevention, virtual private networks, and general secure information architecture. As a certified instructor for the SANS Institute, Luallen teaches infrastructure architecture, wireless security, web application security, regulatory and standards compliance, and security essentials. Luallen is a graduate of National Technological University with a Masters Degree in Computer Science. Luallen also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

About the Automation Federation
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