Are you protected from the latest threats to Industrial Control Systems?

SANS Institute opens up ICS Asia Pacific Summit to all


Promo 2020 has been a year of incredible uncertainty and upheaval, which for security professionals inevitably means threats have multiplied right across the enterprise.

Much of the focus in recent months has been on how the shift to remote working has stretched security teams and left gaps in companies’ defenses, while the Covid pandemic in particular, and global uncertainty in general, has given bad actors a wealth of material to mine for spear phishing and other attacks.

But this in no way means the ongoing threat to Industrial Control Systems has diminished. If anything, the threat landscape for ICS has become even more diverse and chaotic, and observers will be well aware that the possibility of both virtual and physical damage to installations is no longer theoretical, but all too real.

So you’ll be pleased to know that the SANS Institute’s ICS Asia Pacific Summit and Training 2020 event starts November 13, and because of the pandemic, will be delivered online.

Even better, this year the Summit part of the proceedings will be free of charge, and you can register right here.

This means that wherever you’re based, you can enjoy a whole day of top speakers live and online, with a mix of live-streamed expert talks, Q&A sessions, and virtual networking opportunities, all chaired by Justin Searle, director of ICS Security at InGuardians.

The event welcomes 13 expert speakers, who will take you deep into the emerging trends, challenges and opportunities facing ICS security professionals, getting you up to speed on both the latest threats and giving you pointers on how to combat them.

Scheduled talk titles include: From Bad to Evil - Real Security Incidents and Findings from Live ICS Environments Assessments; Strategies for Defencing the Cyber-Physical Battlefield; Is Zero Trust Possible in OT Environments; and The Tools Dogma.

The speaker line-up includes Huang Shao Fei, Chief Information Security Officer at Singapore Land Transport Authority, Dr Ong Chen Hui, APJ CTO for Trustwave, and Dieter Sarrazyn, ICS Security Consultant at Secudea.

Beyond the summit day, taking one or more of SANS’s lineup of eight in-depth paid training courses running over the subsequent two weeks will complete your education in how to counter the latest ICS threats.

These include: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling; Enterprise and Cloud Threat and Vulnerability Assessment; ICS/SCADA Security Essentials; and Advanced Network Forensics - Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response. Each course will be delivered through a combination of electronically delivered courseware, live streamed instruction, and lab sessions.

So while this year may have left the hackers and criminals emboldened, you can end this year secure in the knowledge that your skills, knowledge and techniques are up to date, and that you are ready to face the challenge of securing your ICS infrastructure. You can register for the summit and browse the training agenda right here.

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