INCOSE control system cyber security presentation

April 6, 2020
April 9th, 2020, I will be giving a control system cyber security presentation to the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)’s Critical Infrastructure Protection and Recovery (CIPR) Working Group’s Smart City Initiative. The presentation will address the pervasive technical and cultural issues associated with control system cyber security that are common to industrial, smart cities, medical devices, defense applications, transportation, etc.

Thursday April 9th at 3PM Eastern/12PM Pacific is the April 2020 International call for the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)’s Critical Infrastructure Protection and Recovery (CIPR) Working Group’s Smart City Initiative. The dial-in information is listed below. I will be giving a presentation on control system cyber security (https://nps.box.com/s/rwxaglj9qem22eypa7k0zm58ohk280b6). It should come as no surprise that hackers are using the COVID virus as a ruse to expand their ransomware attacks. However, the control systems in critical industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical device manufacturing, utilities, food, transportation, and others are also in the crosshairs but have been receiving much less attention. All use cyber vulnerable control systems as do other infrastructures that often do not consider cyber security in the design. Consequently, the presentation is being targeted at a very different audience than other ICS cyber webinar/conferences - the control system engineers and scientists. However, I hope the IT and OT network security personnel will also find it of interest. The presentation will address the pervasive technical and cultural issues associated with control system cyber security that are common to industrial, smart cities, medical devices, defense applications, transportation, facilities, etc. This is also a call to action to the various organizations addressing control system cyber security and safety to collaborate. The primary cultural issues are the growing gap between cyber security (IT/OT) and Engineering rather than the oft-mentioned IT/OT convergence. The technical issues will focus on the lack of cyber security in the tens of millions of Level 0,1 control system devices (e.g., process sensors, actuators, drives, analyzers, etc.) and near-term recommendations.

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Meeting ID: 929 663 384
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Meeting ID: 929 663 384

Joe Weiss