Critical Infrastructure & SCADA Security 101 for Cybersecurity Professionals

17 Feb 2018
15:00 - 16:00
Room 135

Critical Infrastructure & SCADA Security 101 for Cybersecurity Professionals

Critical infrastructure is realizing tremendous growth and integration of technology-enabled solutions to improve system performance, reduce costs related to both operational and life-cycle maintenance, reduce environmental impact, improve the fidelity and accuracy of measurements and monitoring, integrate renewable energy and associated energy resources, and improve overall system reliability. Despite these improvements, numerous cyberattack events (e.g., Stuxnet, Black Energy, Triton) highlight the fragility and increased attack surface of critical infrastructure as a consequence of technology outgrowth. Presented here are insights with various examples to guide cybersecurity professionals gain an appreciation and comprehend how to best align established security principles from Information Technology (IT) with Operational Technology (OT) in order to support operational functionality, reliability, and safety.