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Tuesday, October 22 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Level 0 Vector of Attack on PLC Based Systems

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Level 0 Exploits on Train ICS – (This applies to all industrial control systems)

Train systems are notorious for being extremely safe. Redundancy, fail safe mechanisms, interlocks, etc. The single security aspect that is left untouched on most Train Control Systems these days is Cyber Security. It is true that most existing train safeguard systems have their safety mechanism, but what if someone made great efforts to compromise them? What if this person or group had substantial time, money and knowledge to derail a train in a large city?

The goal of the presentation is to discuss the various ways the Industrial Control Systems onboard a train and on waysides are imminently at risk of cyber-attacks all across North America.

Referring to the Purdue Model for ICS Network Diagrams, we will simulate a Level 0 attack on a train, going from step to steps, until a potentially dramatic event gets demonstrated. This session will demonstrate the ability to impersonate physical and localized sensors using  off the shelf connected micro-controllers (Raspberry PI, Arduinos, etc..) It will go into detail on how Public Transits Systems, Intelligent Cities and Intelligent Military Bases are factual targets when deploying sensors to collect data or monitor situations.

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Patrik Chartrand

Cyber Security Specialist, Rail & Transit, SNC-Lavalin
Mr. Patrik Chartrand is a highly creative, accomplished executive-level professional with over 20 years of experience in innovative IT and Cyber Security initiatives with a track record for problem solving. He is capable of leading and inspiring design and innovation teams for a cutting-edge... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Windsor Ballroom