Que SARA, SARA: the Inevitability of Knowledge Sharing – an ICS-ISAC Public Briefing

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 01, 2013 02:15 am PST

Many in the industrial cybersecurity space have long pressed for faster action on the part of stakeholders. Over recent years, however, much of this emoting has seemed to fall on deaf ears. 

Today, however, we find ourselves surrounded by the components necessary to finally address the situation. From technical to political tools, from regulatory to corporate motivations, at local, state, national and international levels the pieces of the puzzle have evolved to the point where they can be assembled into the required solution.

Join us Wednesday Aug 21st from 1-2:30pm ET for a discussion on the state of maturity of the constituent components of shared situational awareness. Facilitated by ICS-ISAC Chair Chris Blask this panel of leading subject matter experts — including Graham Speake (Yokogawa) plus Tim Conway & Michael Assante (SANS) — will delve into the pressures which have built over many years and how these culminate in the present efforts to secure our shared infrastructure.

Designed to benefit both the technical & non-technical attendee the ICS-ISAC Public Briefing series takes a no-nonsense approach to addressing issues that cut across industry, sector, and job function. So whether you are hands-on ICS, administrator, or C-level decision-maker you will find valuable information that you can take and implement to further secure your industrial control systems.

Que SARA, SARA: The Inevitability of Knowledge Sharing

Wednesday August 21st, 2013 

1:00-2:30pm ET

Register here to attend this event.


About the Author:

is18Chris Bask | @icsisac | Ics-Isac.org

Chris Blask, Chair of the Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC), has a career that spans the breadth of the industrial control system cybersecurity space.

In 1990 he worked at General Electric Power Systems as a control systems engineer and sebseuently joined Sea Change Corporation (1991) where he invented one of the first commercial firewall products, the BorderWare Firewall Server.

He joined Cisco System in 1998 where he led the company’s firewall business to a position of global leadership, a legacy that continues to this day. Building on the success at Cisco, he and several Cisco colleagues founded Protego Networks (2002), an early Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) vendor that was later acquired by Cisco.

His career success continued with the founding of Lofty Perch (2005) an organization dedicated to investigating the application of situational awareness technologies to industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity.

Subsequent years found him at NSS Labs developing regulatory compliance testing regimes (2008); creating AlienVault’s Industrial Control Systems Group (2011); and, based on his years of firsthand experience, authoring the first book on SIEM, “Security Information and Event Management Implementation”, (McGraw Hill, 2010).

Today Mr. Blask is Founder and CEO of consultancy ICS Cybersecurity, Inc.; Chair of the Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC); Chief Architect for NorthWind Technologies in Doha, Qatar; Advisor to Itex Solutions in Sana’a, Yemen and to Targetproof in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).  In addition, he is actively involved with a wide range of industry efforts both in the United States and abroad.

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