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Monday, October 22 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Creating an ICS Cyber Security Assurance Program

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Today’s Industrial Control Systems (ICS) or Operational Technology (OT) organizations face a vast array of digital threats. The safe and secure operation of these critical infrastructures is dependent on suitable responses to safety, security, and operational priorities being integrated into ICS at design stage and throughout the system life. To protect against those threats, it’s important that organizations understand the initial steps to create an effectiveICS cyber security assurance program and prioritize organizational risks.  

The approaches to these steps and risks are different than the normal processes organizations take in creating a traditional IT cyber security assurance program. ICS/OT operations are vastly different than traditional IT operations with different priorities and concerns. These differences are usually compounded by the fact that knowledge and communication gaps exist between Control System experts/owners and Cyber Security experts.

Through successive consideration of the effect of decisions on pre-determined and prioritized safety, security, and operational functions throughout the design and implementation lifecycle, this presentation proposes a logical and structured approach to achieving:
  • Effective communication and a common understanding across organizational levels and technology.
  • Common differences in OT vs IT and how to bridge the gap.
  • Lessons learned in implementing an assurance program focused on ICS/OT   operations

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Justin Christensen

Cyber Security Technical Analyst, Idaho National Laboratory
Justin Christensen is currently the Alternate Information Systems Security Manager for the Idaho National Laboratory Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Assurance Program. Justin has spent the past four years working with ICS at the Advanced Test Reactor and prior to that time... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Windsor DE