2014 ICS Cyber Security Conference:

4 days for Operations, Control Systems and IT Security professionals to connect on SCADA, DCS PLC and field controller cyber security.

The 2014 ICS Cyber Security Conference Call for Presentations Now Open! Click Here For Details.

As the longest-running cyber security-focused conference for the industrial control systems sector, the event will cater to the energy, utility, chemical, transportation, manufacturing, and other industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.

The conference will address topics covering ICSs, including protection for SCADA systems, plant control systems, engineering workstations, substation equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and other field control system devices.

Bigger and better than ever before, select sessions of interest in the 2014 Conference will include:

  • A summary and status of the two utilities performing Aurora hardware mitigation projects in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DOD)
  • A summary and status of the two utility ICS cyber security test beds (the equipment is the same as in water, oil/gas, pipelines, chemicals, etc.)
  • A summary and status of the DOD ICS cyber security test bed
  • A summary of the recovery and remediation actions from one the most significant ICS cyber incidents to date – complete loss of DCS logic with plants at power
  • A summary of Project Shine findings
  • Discussions of recent non-North American ICS cyber incidents
  • Immerse yourself in the reality of managing a plant under cyber-attack: Play KIPS, the Kaspersky Industrial Protection Simulation (limited space, please register early)
As with previous ICS Cyber Security Conferences, the agenda will not be complete until shortly before the conference to accommodate the most current issues and findings. Download Last Year's Conference Agenda

Featured Speakers

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The following speakers participated in the 2013 ICS Cyber Security Conference. 2014 Speakers Will be Announced Soon!


Johan Nye

Johan Nye is a Senior Engineering Advisor at the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. He is responsible for the design, development and support of Industrial Automation and Control Systems in ExxonMobil’s chemicals and refining businesses. He was the lead architect for ExxonMobil’s Windows for Process Control integrated environment, and led the development of the initial continue reading →


Joseph Weiss

Joe is an expert in the cyber security of industrial control systems (ICS) who globally advises ICS users and the ICS ecosystem. A nuclear control systems engineer by training, Joe has dedicated over 35 years to improving the efficiency, reliability and security of process automation and control systems. During his 15 year tenure at EPRI continue reading →


Roel Schouwenberg

Roel Schouwenberg is Senior Anti-Virus Researcher in Kaspersky’s Americas, Global Research & Analysis Team. Roel joined Kaspersky Lab in 2004 as a Senior Technology Consultant for the BNL region. Since 2008, Roel has worked as a Senior Anti-Virus Researcher in North America where he is responsible for monitoring the regional malware situation and for the continue reading →


Mike Swearingen

Mike Swearingen is Manager, Regulatory Policy at Tri-County Electric Cooperative. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at Eastern New Mexico University in 1990. He is a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, the Computational Intelligence Society, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society and the Standards continue reading →


Senior Utility Executive

This anonymous speaker is a professional engineer and senior manager with over 47 years of electric utility experience in the areas of transmission design, system planning, system operations engineering, SCADA, power contracts, resource planning, load forecasting, and electric rate design. During his career, he has worked for a large municipal utility, a large investor owned continue reading →


Alan Cone

Alan Cone is the SIMATIC WinCC Marketing Manager for Siemens in the United States. He also heads the Security Messaging initiative and focuses on educating customers on the need for ICS security and the products available to secure the ICS. He received a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Alan continue reading →


Samara Moore

As part of the White House National Security Staff, Samara Moore is the director for cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection coordinating across the federal government and partnering with the private sector on efforts to strengthen cybersecurity for all critical infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining the National Security Staff, Moore worked as the senior information technology and continue reading →


Walt Boyes

Walt has more than 30 years of experience in sales, sales management, marketing, and product development in the automation industry both for sensors, devices and control systems for industrial and environmental controls, including Executive Committee and Board experience in several companies. Walt currently is serving as Editor-in-Chief of CONTROL and www.controlglobal.com. Because of his broad subject continue reading →


Jeffrey Shearer

Jeffrey A. Shearer, CISSP, PMP is a Principal Security Consultant for Rockwell Automation’s Network Security Services consultancy targeting Automation, Industrial Control System (ICS), Distributed Control System (DCS) and SCADA asset owners. As a Principal Security Consultant, he focuses on delivering secured network and infrastructure solutions for multivendor environments. Jeff joined Rockwell Automation in 1994 and continue reading →


Gary Seifert

Gary Seifert, P.E., E.E. is a member of the OSIsoft Engineering integration and business development group specializing in microgrids and renewable energy integration. Gary has been at OSIsoft since the fall of 2011 after a 31 year career at the Idaho National Laboratory; a DOE laboratory in energy research in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Gary has continue reading →


Andrew Ginter

Andrew is the Vice President of Industrial Security at Waterfall Security Solutions. Prior to Waterfall, he held CSO and CTO roles at Industrial Defender, responsible for the design of the control system cyber-security product suite. Andrew holds patents in the fields of control system cyber-security and control system application integration. He spent 25 years developing continue reading →


Johan Rambi

Johan Rambi is manager Privacy & Security at European electric utility Alliander and supports the organization with the development of Smart Meter Privacy & Security and Smart Grid/SCADA Cyber Security in the role of subject matter expert. As a former Privacy & Security officer Johan implemented and monitored the controls of the Privacy Audit Proof continue reading →


Ralph Folkers

Ralph W. Folkers is a partner at Roberts & Folkers Associates. He received his B.S. (1973) and M.S. (1993) in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. He joined Iowa Public Service in 1978 (now MidAmerican Energy), specializing in substation operations and design, electric metering, and system protection. In 1998 he joined the Research and Development continue reading →


Earl Eiland

Earl Eiland is the Sr. Project Engineer for Industrial Control System (ICS) Cyber Security with TÜV SÜD America; he is responsible for testing and certification of Cyber Security capabilities of ICS components, subsystems and systems. Prior to joining TÜV SÜD, Mr. Eiland was a Sr. Engineer for Smart Grid Cyber Security at General Electric’s Global continue reading →


Kyle Wilhoit

Kyle Wilhoit is a Threat Researcher at Trend Micro on the Future Threat Research Team. Kyle focuses on original threat, malware, vulnerability discovery/analysis and criminal activity on the internet. Kyle also actively tracks targeted malware based espionage worldwide and SCADA/ICS security. Kyle has spoken at several worldwide conferences such as Blackhat US, Blackhat Europe, FIRST, continue reading →


Randy Kondor

Randy Kondor is President of the OPC Training Institute which he started in In 2007. In addition, Kondor is currently serving as Vice President of Education at the OPC Foundation and is working to bring the OPC message to all industrial operations.He graduated with a B.Sc. from Computer Engineering in 1992, and started his career continue reading →


Adam Crain

Adam is a 10 year veteran of ICS software development.  In 2012, he started his own venture, Automatak, to improve the penetration of robust open source software (OSS) in the utility space.  He is the principal author of OpenDNP3, an implementation of IEEE 1815 (DNP3).  Adam’s recent focus has been ICS / SCADA protocol vulnerability continue reading →


Nina Vajda

Nina Vajda is Principal, Industrial Cybersecurity at Rockwell Automation’s Network & Security Services. MS Vajda has 20+ years’ experience leading cybersecurity programs aligned to address terrorist threats to national security assets and critical infrastructure in America’s homeland including consulting and advising industry and government officials on risks associated with industrial control systems and process control continue reading →


Dr. Robert McGrath

Robert McGrath, Ph.D. serves as vice president at the Georgia Institute of Technology and director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). With over 1,700 employees and R&D awards in excess of $300 million last year, GTRI is an applied research powerhouse providing an array of technology solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. continue reading →


Lior Frenkel

Lior Frenkel is CEO and Co-Founder, Waterfall Security Solutions. Lior brings to Waterfall Security Solutions over 20 years of hardware and software research and development experience, as well as extensive business and management expertise. Lior’s experience includes research, design and development of mission critical systems, nation level cyber security technologies and enterprise level systems. In 2005 continue reading →


Jake Brodsky

Jake has built a 26 year career at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Beginning as an instrumentation technician to fund his nightly activities at the Johns Hopkins University, Jake managed to get a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering while his boss wasn’t looking. Since then, he has worked on every aspect of SCADA and industrial continue reading →


Marc Blackmer

Marc is senior manager, Industry Solutions at Sourcefire. He has spent more than 15 years assisting some of the world’s top energy producers, financial institutions, and governments worldwide defend their critical assets from cyber threats. His technical background in information technology engineering, security operations, and IT governance, risk, and compliance, brings a unique perspective to continue reading →


Juan Lopez Jr.

Juan Lopez Jr., is a Senior Technical Expert for the Riverside Research’s Cyber Center of Excellence and a cybersecurity research engineer at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research. He conducts applied research in Critical Infrastructure Protection of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and Electromagnetic Interference continue reading →


Dr. Fred Wright

Dr. Fred Wright has twenty-five years in research and development of cyber and electronic warfare systems. Dr. Wright serves as the Associate Laboratory Director and Chief Engineer of the Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory within the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). The Laboratory focuses on transferring cutting edge technologies into commercial and military systems. continue reading →


Roger Hill

Roger Hill is the Manager for the Technology Management HQ group for Siemens Industrial Security Services. Roger’s key role is the development of key strategic technologies within the Managed Security Service for ICS. He has 20+ years’ experience with industrial control systems. During this tenure with ICS he has worked with every aspect from PLC, continue reading →


Dr. Jonathan Butts

Dr. Jonathan Butts is an assistant professor and chief of the computer science and engineering division at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa in 2010 and an MS in Information Assurance from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2006.  Jonathan is an continue reading →


Anita Pavadore

Anita Pavadore has twenty-five years of experience in research focused on wireless test and evaluation and vulnerability analysis. She serves as the Division Chief of the Network Vulnerability Division of the Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory within the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). The Division evaluates dozens of communications system devices and networks every continue reading →


Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith is a longtime advocate, pioneer and leader in the design and implementation of Ethernet based automation systems, including fieldbus and data acquisition. He has spent the last 20 years architecting plant floor control systems and networks with the goal of safely and securely moving data from the manufacturing space to the enterprise. Since continue reading →


Neil Holloran

Neil Holloran began his Federal career just after 9/11 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren VA performing Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Acquisition work for Navy Shipboard Defense Systems.    Prior to his current position he oversaw the deployment of Navy Emergency Management capabilities and CBRN Defense technologies at all Navy installations worldwide.  continue reading →


Dennis Huber

Mr. Huber, a Critical Infrastructure Specialist at Booz Allen Hamilton, has over 35 years of experience in engineering and operations, risk management, and project management, including 15 years in nuclear engineering, 15 years in information and communications systems design and analysis, and more than 10 years of experience in risk assessment, including 5 years developing continue reading →