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Indegy Expert to Present Session on Cyber Threat Landscape at ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium

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Chris Grove will Explain How and Why Utilities are at Risk from
External Attacks, and What Can be Done to Mitigate Exposure to Them

Indegy:

   

WHO:

Chris Grove, CISSP, NSA-IAM, is Director of Industrial Security at
Indegy and has more than 25 years of experience in cyber security.
Previously, Chris managed large scale data and application security
projects at Imperva for government and defense agencies, law
enforcement and the intelligence community. He has presented at
Black Hat, RSA, InfoSec, and Gartner conferences on cloud security,
hacking, cyber-defense strategies and more.
 

WHAT:

Although news headlines tend to focus on the cyber threat to the
electric grid, water utilities are not immune to ransomware and
other threats. In fact, they may be even more vulnerable. One of
the primary reasons is that utility operations, not just billing
and customer service functions, are increasingly connected to the
internet. This includes pump stations and treatment systems.
Internet connectivity enables operators to remotely monitor
systems and reduce maintenance costs. Attackers have noticed, and
are exploiting utility system weaknesses. While most accidents go
unreported, the hack of a dam in New York in the summer of 2013
did make the news. In this session, Don't Let Cyber Attacks
Leave You ‘Dead in the Water'
, Chris will discuss how cyber
attackers can breach water utility networks and their operational
systems to compromise water safety and availability. He will
explain the security gaps that expose utilities to external
threats and discuss what type of security controls can be
implemented to reduce risk and improve operations.

 

 

WHERE:

2018 ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland.
 

WHEN:

Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10:30am EDT, Track 2.
 

HOW:

To schedule a conversation with Chris Grove, contact Marc Gendron
at marc@mgpr.net or
781-237-0341.

 

About ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium
Presented by the ISA
Water and Wastewater Industries Division, in collaboration with the WEF
Intelligent Water Technology Committee
and the Chesapeake
AWWA Section
, the WWAC Symposium helps professionals in the water
and wastewater industries understand how instrumentation, SCADA
(supervisory control and data acquisition), and automatic control
applications are vital to the treatment and distribution of water; the
collection and treatment of wastewater; and the management of
stormwater. The symposium also provides an excellent opportunity to gain
valuable technical information, networking, professional development,
and continuing education credits (CEUs and PDHs). For more information
visit: http://isawwsymposium.com/about/

About Indegy
Indegy, the leader in industrial cyber
security, protects industrial control system (ICS) networks from cyber
threats, malicious insiders and human error by providing visibility,
security and control. The Indegy Industrial
Cyber Security Suite
arms security and operations teams with full
visibility into ICS activity and threats by combining hybrid,
policy-based monitoring and network anomaly detection with unique device
integrity checks. The Indegy ICS Suite is deployed by manufacturing,
pharmaceutical, energy, water and other industrial organizations around
the world. For more information visit www.indegy.com,
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