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Wednesday, October 23 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Evolution of ICS Security: How and Why Companies Should Change the Status Quo

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Plants have traditionally maintained a level of autonomy over control systems and supporting solutions. Vistra Energy is taking a new path. As one of the largest users of industrial controls in North America, Vistra Energy is not only changing their approach, but also those of their vendors as well. In this session, Ben Stirling, Lead for Generation Cyber Security at Vistra Energy, will discuss how the integrated energy company has taken aim at this from a technical and policy perspective. Further, we will cover design elements of new security tools Vistra has helped to create in the pursuit of refining the overall industry approach.

Examples include:

Removable media and file transfer
  • Architecture
  • Perimeter security
Secure remote access
  • Architecture
  • Risk assessment and plant buy-in
  • Roll out and technical hurdles
Change monitoring / Regulatory compliance automation
  • Architecture
  • Outcomes
  • Next steps
  • Maturing the stack
  • Life-cycle approach

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Ben Stirling

Lead, Generation Cyber Security, Vistra Energy
Benjamin Stirling is a Lead Generation Cyber Security Analyst with Vistra Energy as well as a member of the ERCOT CIP working group and ISA 99 Workgroup 4. For the last 6 years, Ben has been deeply integrated with Luminant’s I&C, Operational Technology, and Vistra Cyber Security groups. Providing support in cyber security engineering regarding industrial con... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Windsor Ballroom