Applied Control Solutions - Control Systems Cyber Security Conferences

2007 Conference Overview (August 13 - 16, 2007)

  • Case studies of industrial wireless for control and monitoring applications, including good industry practices
  • Discussions of control system regulations within different industries
  • Demonstration of hacking control systems and discussions of possible solutions
  • Case histories of control system cyber events
  • Control system security standards poster session
  • Tour of a large operating power plant

Benefits of Attending the Conference

  • Learn about the most recent developments in control system cyber security
  • Obtain a better understanding of the differences between control systems and IT
  • Understand the similarities between control systems in different industries
  • Bridge the divide between Operations and IT in securing control systems
  • Meet with your peers from different industries, suppliers, government, and academia

Notes For Conference

  • Dress is business casual
  • No refunds
  • NIST announced the opening of the public comment period on the industrial control system (ICS) augmentations to SP 800-53, Revision 1, December 2006. NIST expects the comment period to close on August 31, 2007. The augmentations are posted on the FISMA/ICS website: http://csrc.nist.gov/sec-cert/ics/draft-ics-interpretation_SP800-53.html
  • Since the Kingston tour has been limited to 40 attendees, I have scheduled two special sessions for that time slot for those who either couldn’t or chose not to do the tour. The two special sessions are “The ramifications of the Brown’s Ferry broadcast storm to nuclear and non-nuclear facilities” - it is essentially a session on Ethernet LANs for control systems. The second session is on “cyber security of field devices”. The discussion and demonstrations will be on how cyber compromises of field devices such as protective relays can be used to impact large equipment such as transformers, turbines, and compressors. If anyone planning on taking the tour would rather stay for these sessions, please let me know.

Hotel and Lodging Information

The Knoxville Marriott is offering ACS Conference attendees a special rate of $109.95 a night. The deadline for making reservations at this rate is 07/29/2007. Please call the Marriott directly and mention the ACS Conference to get this special rate.

The Hotel Information is as follows:

Knoxville Marriott - link here
500 Hill Avenue, SE
Knoxville, Tennessee 37915
865/637-1234

Conference Contact Information

Joe Weiss, ACS 408-253-7934