Information Security in Industrial Control Systems: Challenges and Solutions

 

Workshop Title

Information Security in Industrial Control Systems: Challenges and Solutions

 

Workshop Abstract

In the last decade, industrial control systems (ICS) security had become a serious topic, partly because use of the Internet and use of commodity software brought security challenges to industries that so far had secluded themselves from common IT security threats. Most elements in ICS networks were designed before security was a major concern and contain few, if any, security measures.  ICSs are deployed in the critical infrastructures such as power plants, transportation systems, oil and chemical factories etc.; Therefore, they are expected to be free of vulnerabilities and immune to all types of attacks, which, unfortunately, is practically impossible for all real-world systems.

In this workshop, an overview of the security challenges in these areas of research is given.  We will discuss on ICS security incidents and cyber-attacks, ICS cyber security solutions and defensive strategies that hopefully clarifies the gaps, which still need to be filled.

 

Workshop Outlines

  1. An Introduction to Industrial Control Systems(ICS) and Critical Infrastructures
  2. Operational Technology Challenges vs.  Information Technology
  3. Cyber Security Challenges in Industrial Control Systems
  4. An Introduction to ICSs Advanced Persistent Threats(APTs)
  5. ICS Security Incidents and Cyber Attacks
  6. ICS Cyber Security Solutions and Defensive Strategies

 

Workshop Organizers*

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Affiliation

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Corresponding

Mohammad Mehdi Ahmadian

Amirkabir University of Technology

MM.Ahmadian@aut.ac.ir