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Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems

June 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

This event will be available live at SEMI, as well as over Zoom. Get to SEMI by 6:30pm to network – and enjoy great pizza and refreshments!
Some of the most common cybersecurity threats to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) include: malware, ransomware, phishing, distributed denial of service attacks, and physical attacks. ICS controls and monitors industrial processes in a wide range of industries, including energy, manufacturing, transportation, and water/wastewater. Examples include programmable logic controllers and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. As ICS is often connected to the Internet, it is vulnerable to cyberattacks.
(https://www.dragos.com/), a cybersecurity firm that specializes in securing ICS systems, issued a recent report noting that there were over 500 ransomware attacks on industrial systems in the United States in 2022. In 2021, a ransomware attack on a water treatment plant in Florida caused the plant to temporarily shut down, leaving residents without water for several hours. The Stuxnet attack on uranium enrichment equipment in Iran is probably the most well-known direct attack on ICS. (https://www.cisa.gov/news-events/alerts/2017/06/12/crashoverride-malware) was reportedly used in 2016 against critical infrastructure in Ukraine.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (https://www.cisa.gov/) leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to the cyber and physical infrastructure on which Americans depend on a daily basis. Among the 16 critical infrastructure sectors are Communications, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Financial Services, and Healthcare and Public Health.
In this talk, Mario Garcia will discuss current trends in cybersecurity threats, and how CISA works to reduce risk and improve the resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure. CNSV member (https://californiaconsultants.org/members/david-m-snyder/) will present additional details on Industrial Control Systems cybersecurity.
Speaker(s): Mario Garcia, David Snyder
567 Yosemite Dr, Milpitas, California, United States, 95035, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/362944

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