Public Safety Canada's Industrial Control Systems Security Symposium
2018 ICS Security Symposium
The annual Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Symposium will be held in May at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia.
ICS Technical Workshop
ICS Technical Workshop
The two-day symposium aims at assisting Canada's critical infrastructure owners and operators to better secure their most critical industrial control systems and information technology assets. Industry experts along with representatives from the Government of Canada will provide briefs on the latest threats and steps that can be taken to increase the security of industrial control systems.
The one-day technical workshop (two date options available) will focus on the hands-on development of incident handler skills for industrial control systems security professionals.
The symposium is lecture style (hands-off) or discussion-based and supported by demonstrations and/or presentations at the technical level. The technical workshop portion of the symposium is hands-on and intended for ICS incident handlers and technical support staff. Both portions of the symposium are designed for owners and operators of critical infrastructure facilities at the intermediate level.
Who Should Attend the Symposium
The symposium is open to:
- Plant managers, engineering and operations management, project managers, automation and control managers, process control and Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) engineers, plant engineers
- Information security and information technology professionals in organizations that deploy industrial control systems
- Control systems vendor developers and integrators
- Government leaders responsible for policy and regulation of utilities and other process control users
- Academic and research laboratory leaders
Who Should Attend the Technical Workshop
ICS security professionals who have an intermediate level of computer security training and proficiency within an incident response and/or network environment.Attendees of the technical training are required to bring the following:
- 8-16GB RAM
- 40 GB Free disk space
- DVD-ROM (external DVD-ROM is acceptable)
- Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
- VMWare Player for Windows (or VMWare Workstation – allows you to make snapshots)
- One 8GB and one 16GB USB Flash drives (or larger)
- Full administrative rights to the Windows laptop (and user accounts) is REQUIRED
- Full administrative rights to the BIOS and boot process (allowing you to boot to a USB drive). Generally, disk encryption for the lab laptop is not recommended due to potential interference with the ability to boot to USB drives.
- Optional: You may require 2 USB ports. If your laptop is only equipped with 2 ports, a USB Hub may be required.
- Optional: small power bar
Benefits of Attending
- Gain a greater awareness of the threats to industrial control systems and how to defend against them
- Learn about what resources are available to assist organizations
- Learn the challenges of securing control systems and arm yourself with case studies showing what others have done and the lessons they have learned
- Learn about some of the latest research activities
- Exchange information and ideas in a trusted environment with other control systems owners and operators
- Better understand the role of government and its capabilities
There is no cost for entry to the symposium. All other costs (e.g. transportation, accommodations, and meals) are the responsibility of the attendee.
Agenda (Coming Soon)
Registration – Now Open
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