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Monday, October 22 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Deploying a Local Certificate Authority to Secure Industrial Control Applications

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Industrial controls system vendors are adding cybersecurity features to harden embedded components and software applications.  Many of these features require authentication of the identity of a device or user via digital certificates.  Some examples of cybersecurity features enabled by a certificate authority include secure protocols, software signing, and firmware signing.  A certificate authority is a security appliance that has been utilized to create and authenticate X.509 digital certificates in web applications for decades via a connection to the Internet.  

One issue with the deployment of a certificate authority in industrial applications lies in its location.  Critical industrial control systems operate in isolated networks where authentication requests cannot traverse secure network perimeters.  Thus, the certificate authority must be placed within the control network boundary.  
This presentation will describe the value of X.509 digital certificates in industrial control applications.  It will demonstrate digital certificates being used in industrial control equipment, and introduce a certificate authority designed for industrial control applications.

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Josh Carlson

Business Leader, Cybersecurity Services, Schneider Electric
Josh Carlson possesses almost 20 years of diverse cybersecurity experience in engineering and sales roles within high tech companies. Mr. Carlson presently serves as the Business Leader for Cybersecurity Services for Schneider Electric's Industrial Division within the Americas region... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm