Public Safety Canada
Industrial Control Systems Security Events

2019 ICS Security Symposium

The annual Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Symposium will be held in May at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

May 27

May 28

May 29

May 30

ICS Technical Workshop

ICS Symposium

ICS Symposium

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.

Details

Format

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:

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:

Benefits of Attending

Cost

There is no cost for entry to the symposium. All other costs (e.g. transportation, accommodations, and meals) are the responsibility of the attendee.

Contact Information

By email: ps.ics-sci.sp@canada.ca

Agenda

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Agenda – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Timing (ADT)

07:30 – 08:30

Registration

Sir John A. MacDonald Ballroom

8:30 – 08:45

Opening Remarks

Craig Oldham
Public Safety Canada

08:45 – 09:45

An hour with the Communications Security Establishment
Julia Scouten and James Palmer
Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

09:45 – 10:15

Networking Break and Vendor Exposition
(refreshments provided)

Gray Ballroom
(Operational/Technical Track)

Sir John A. MacDonald Ballroom
(Strategic/Management Track)

10:15 – 11:15

Breaching the IT/OT Boundary - Wedge Points and How to Secure Them

Connor Leach and Jackson Evans-Davies
Honeywell Industrial Cybersecurity

Changing the Paradigm of ICS Cyber Security – Culture and Technology

Joe Weiss
Applied Control Solutions

11:15 – 12:15

Cybersecurity Enhancement of the Smart Grid via IT/OT Convergence

Marthe Kassouf, Hydro-Quebec Research Institute
Professor Deepa Kundur, University of Toronto

Cybersecurity and Resilience on a Small Scale

Art Conklin
University of Houston

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch Break and Vendor Exposition(lunch not provided)

Gray Ballroom
(Operational/Technical Track)

Sir John A. MacDonald Ballroom
(Strategic/Management Track)

13:30 – 14:30

Virtualization in OT environment

Faisal Shaikh
Epcor Utilities Inc.

Interconnected and Interdependent Pipeline Infrastructure ICS - The Threat We May Not See

Ronald Keen
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

14:30 – 15:30

From HERMES and ALDI - How to Deliver Additional Visibility for Increased Security at Discount Prices

Thomas Schmidt
German Federal Office for Information Security

Secure Operations Technology

Andrew Ginter
Waterfall Security Solutions

15:30 – 16:00

Networking Break and Vendor Exposition
(refreshments provided)

Gray Ballroom
(Operational/Technical Track)

Sir John A. MacDonald Ballroom
(Strategic/Management Track)

16:00 – 17:00

Identifying Gaps in ICS Cybersecurity Posture by Dressing up the Kill Chain

Daniel Michaud-Soucy
Dragos Inc.

Let's get physical : Compromising your Systems with a Personal Touch

Alex Frappier
Public Safety Canada

Sir John A. MacDonald Ballroom

17:00 - 17:15

Close of Day 1 and Preview of Day 2
Public Safety Canada

17:15 - 18:30

Vendor Exposition and Post Event Networking
Coles Ballroom

Agenda – Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Timing (ADT)

08:00 – 08:30

Registration

Sir John A. MacDonald Ballroom

8:30 – 08:45

Opening Remarks
Public Safety Canada

Gray Ballroom
(Operational/Technical Track)

Sir John A. MacDonald Ballroom
(Strategic/Management Track)

08:45 – 09:45

Attacking Control Systems with Purpose

Jason Dely
Cylance Inc.

Five Blind Men and the Elephant called ICS Supply Chain Security

Eric Byres
aDolus Inc.

09:45 – 10:15

Networking Break and Vendor Exposition
(refreshments provided)

Gray Ballroom
(Operational/Technical Track)

Sir John A. MacDonald Ballroom
(Strategic/Management Track)

10:15 - 11:15

A Data-Driven Analysis of Hidden Vulnerabilities in IIoT & ICS Networks

Dan Shugrue
CyberX

Building a Secure Foundation for Converged IT/OT System Security

Ted Gary
Tenable

11:15 – 12:15

5 Ways to Apply Cyber "Protection Controls" to Halt Attacks Like TRITON/Trisis

Ron Brash
Verve Industrial Protection

Industry Trends, Lessons, and Open Discussion on Centralized ICS Security Operations

Donovan Tindill
Honeywell Industrial Cybersecurity

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch Break and Vendor Exposition(lunch not provided)

Gray Ballroom
(Operational/Technical Track)

Sir John A. MacDonald Ballroom
(Strategic/Management Track)

13:30 – 14:30

Breadcrumbs of Mysterious SCADA Exploitation

Vladimir Dashchenko
Kaspersky Lab Inc.

IT/OT Convergence In Practice

Rick Kaun
Verve Industrial Protection

14:30 – 15:30

The First Step to Defend Against Cyber Attacks: Effective OT Asset Management

Kyle Pearce
PAS Global

All Your Control Systems Belong to Us: Designing an ICS Attack Operation

Jason Kichen
eSentire

15:30 – 15:45

Networking Break
(refreshments provided)

Sir John A. MacDonald Ballroom

15:45 – 17:00

Panel Discussion with Industry Experts
Moderator:  Robert Pitcher, Public Safety Canada

17:00 - 17:15

Close of Conference
Robert Pitcher, Public Safety Canada

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