Ralph Langner OT Security Course Added To S4x16 Friday

Register Now for S4x16 and Advanced ICS Security Training As the existing courses are nearing capacity, we have added the course Building A Robust OT Security Program to the lineup of classes on the Friday following S4x16 (Jan 15th in Miami South Beach). The unique...
Katie Moussouris To “Perform” at S4x16

Katie Moussouris To “Perform” at S4x16

We have been referring to sessions on The Main Stage at S4x16 as performances. There will literally be past TED speakers and other compelling speakers who can command a stage in a 2400 seat auditorium on the Main Stage. These include Mikko Hypponen, General...
GridStrike Added To The Main Stage

GridStrike Added To The Main Stage

We have been hopeful this information would be released on the S4x16 Main Stage, and now we can confirm that Sean McBride of iSight Partners will be presenting their GridStrike research. Inspired by the FERC study showing a major power outage if nine key US...
Performances on Three Stages at S4x16

Performances on Three Stages at S4x16

Register for S4x16, Jan 12-14 in Miami Beach Tickets 151-200 Now on Sale for $1,295 The Jackie Gleason Theater allows us to have three stages running simultaneous performances. As we discussed in earlier posts, the Main Stage has the big names, entertaining...
Technical Meat At S4x16

Technical Meat At S4x16

Register Now For S4x16 Tickets 151-200 Now On Sale for $1,295 I’ve been highlighting the big name speakers and entertaining performances planned for the Main Stage at S4x16 because this is new and exciting. But we have not forgotten what S4 has been about since...
ISA Jumps Big Into ICSsec Certification Game

ISA Jumps Big Into ICSsec Certification Game

SANS ICS 410 course and corresponding GICSP certification have significantly expanded the ICS security training market and taken a sizable market share. Some of the growth is related to increased awareness and interest in the field, and a large part of the growth is...
Impact of Vulns in Oracle/SAP Connectors To ICS

Impact of Vulns in Oracle/SAP Connectors To ICS

Alexander Polyakov and Mathieu Geli of ERPScan presented some interesting research on vulnerabilities in ERP application software that could be used to attack ICS last week at BlackHat Europe in Amsterdam. In particular, the researchers have discovered vulnerabilities...
Don’t Miss S4x16 Craft Beer Bash By Leaving Early

Don’t Miss S4x16 Craft Beer Bash By Leaving Early

Immediately after the last speaker at S4x16, at 4:30 on Thursday Jan 14th, we will be having a craft beer bash at the Jackie Gleason Theater where S4x16 is held. More details to come on what brewers are being included, but I know many of you are making airplane...
ISA100 / WirelessHART Sentinel To Detect Jamming?

ISA100 / WirelessHART Sentinel To Detect Jamming?

Idea: Set of wireless sentinels to identify and locate jamming attempts in or around a plant site. The big two industrial wireless protocols are WirelessHART and ISA100.11A. Unlike most ICS protocols they are not insecure by design. They have encryption and...