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March Meeting: ICS Security

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Eventbrite - ISA March: ICS Security


US critical infrastructure, business-critical equipment, and critical personal appliances rely increasingly on industrial controls systems to manage processes with little or no human intervention or oversight. Is our trust in their resistance to compromise overly optimistic? This talk will explore ICS vulnerability and how we can take back control of our controllers by examining:

What – The types of risks that exist
So what – The consequences of actual and real threats
Now what – Some pragmatic, scalable approaches to implement best practices for ICS

*”Who will guard the guards themselves?” (from Roman satirist Juvenal, 1st to 2nd Century CE)

Presenter Bio:

Jennifer Kurtz is cyber program director for Manufacturer’s Edge, Colorado’s NIST manufacturing extension partner (MEP), where she works with small and medium businesses to build resilient business practices and implement information security frameworks like NIST 800-171. She also writes a monthly column, Simply Cyber, appears in national publications, delivers workshops and talks in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond, and participates as a member of the NIST MEP Cybersecurity Steering Committee. She leads project management courses at Regis University, where she also has developed and taught graduate courses in cybersecurity since 2011; authored Hacking Wireless Access Points: Cracking, Tracking, and Signal Jacking (Elsevier/ Syngress: 2016) and a chapter of The Data Breach and Encryption Handbook (ABA: 2011); written numerous articles on cybersecurity and eGovernment; and has developed online cybersecurity courses for small businesses and individuals (for and

Non-Member: $25
Member: $20
Student: $15

6:00 – 6:30 Arrival and Registration
6:30 – 7:00 Dinner and Networking
7:00 – 8:00 Presentation

Past Events

February 2020 Meeting: Denver Aquarium Tour

January 2020 Meeting: Variable Frequency Drives

October 2019 Meeting: Hydrogen Energy Readiness

September 2019 Meeting: Unser Racing Social Event

May 2019 Meeting: Building a Calibration Plan

April 2019 Meeting: Rescheduled for May

March 2019 Meeting: Guided Wave Radar – Theory of Operation and Best Installation Practices

February 2019 Meeting: Emerson Micro Motion Tour

January 2019 Meeting: NREL Tour