Friday, 16 June 2017

Crashoverride and the importance of information sharing

European and US ICS Cyber Security Summit
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Dear Colleague

This week security firms Dragos and ESET revealed the malware "Crash Override" or "Industroyer." The malware was tailored to industrial control systems and created to cause disruption according to researchers, the first since Stuxnet.

The first incident of this malware was tied to the attack on the Ukraine Power Grid last year. Experts are saying the cyber weapon could be deployed against critical national infrastructure in the US and Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Modifications of this malware are expected that make it much more likely to succeed in penetrating US and European critical information networks and systems. Currently authorities are working to assess how much threat the malware poses.

Information sharing on this threat to authorities has been applauded, but much more work needs to be done within the ICS sector to ensure visibility over our critical national assets and to detect, defend and respond against attacks. Understanding supply chain risk, IOT vulnerability, convergence of IT and OT as well as integration of cyber security and safety divisions just a few of the key areas. We also cannot lose sight on how we can more effectively train staff, address skills gaps and influence shareholders to take necessary investments in security.

We welcome you this fall to join the Cyber Senate and our strategic alliance partners, the US ICS ISAC, as we further progress our outreach in creating a common voice for the ICS Cyber security industry.

4th Annual Industrial Control Cyber Security Europe
Millennium Gloucester Hotel
London United Kingdom
September 19/20th
Headline Sponsors Leidos
Associate Sponsor Verve Industrial Protection
Sponsoring and exhibiting available for limited time
Critical National Infrastructure Operators attend FREE while places remain
Speakers include EDF Energy, Sellafields Ltd, Office for Nuclear, Regulation, DB Netz AG, Electricity Northwest, BEIS, former Programme and Security Director for the DCC UK Smart Meters Programme, ICS ISAC, Leidos, Honeywell, Elektrilevi, Estonian Information Security Authority and more to be announced. 

4th Annual Industrial Control Cyber Security USA Summit
The Sutter Club
Sacramento California
October 3/4
Co-Sponsors Cyber Ark
Sponsorship and exhibition space limited
Speakers include: Keynote Presenter Keith Tresh, Commander, California Office of Emergency Services - California Cybersecurity Integration Center, CISO SMUD, Billy Rios, Deputy CIO, Idaho National Laboratory , Director Information Security, Sempra Energy , Global Director – Critical Systems Security Synopsys,  Principal CIP Compliance Engineer, SMUD , Information Security Operations and Engineering, Manager Sempra Energy and more to come!

European Rail Cyber Security Working Group
London United Kingdom
Dinner September 11th, Working Group September 12th
Millennium Gloucester
London Kensington
Interests contact

The 3rd Annual Rail Cyber Security Summit will take place on March 13/14 2018 in London. 

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