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Abstract: This is a presentation explaining the purposes behind why security updates should be installed on systems and why it matters to protect the bulk electric system. Many people don’t ...

Abstract: This is a presentation explaining the purposes behind why security updates should be installed on systems and why it matters to protect the bulk electric system. Many people don’t understand the full purpose of installing security updates and this presentation walks through the reasons at a very high level so that everyone can understand.

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    • Security  Updates  Ma0er   Exploita5on  for  Beginners   William  Whitney  III  
    • Who  am  I?   •  William  Whitney  III  –  Alphabet  Soup   •  Electronics  and  PLC’s   •  Power  system  engineering   •  IT/EMS/SCADA  Opera5ons/Security/ Compliance   •  Enjoy  finding  and  fixing  business/technical   process  flaws   •  I  am  a  researcher  at  heart  
    • Who  I  Work  For   •  Garland  Power  &  Light  /  City  of  Garland   –  Municipality  started  in  1923   –  68,000  residen5al  customers  with  a  peak  load  of  492MW   –  Genera5on  –  640  MW,  gas  and  coal  fired   –  Transmission  –  29  substa5ons  and  133  miles  of  lines   –  Distribu5on  –  2007  miles  of  overhead  and  underground   lines   –  TMPA  adds  many  miles  of  lines  and  sta5ons   •  College  Sta5on  to  Denton  TX  
    • Who  Are  You?   Control  System  Engineers   IT Professionals Compliance/Legal
    • What  People  Think  We  Do  
    • What  We  Think  We  Do  
    • What  We  Really  Do   FACEBOOK
    • Patch  Your  Systems  NOW!   •  Why?   –  Fix  bugs  –  not  ants,  grasshoppers,  etc   –  Protect  systems  from  being  breached   –  Be0er  func5onality?  Some5mes……….  
    • Prove  it  FUD  Man!!!   •  Live  Demo  of  what  can  happen  if  not  patched   –  It  takes  5me  and  resources  to  plan  and  act  on  patching   systems  for  the  many  updates  that  are  available   –  It  only  takes  one  missing  patch  for  someone  to  P0wn  your   system  (yes,  thats  hacker  speak)   •  Anyone  can  do  it  today  with  the  tools  freely  available  on  the   internet   •  Verizon  Data  Breach  report  stated  97%  of  breaches  could  have   been  avoided  through  simple  or  intermediate  controls  such  as   patching,  password  complexity,  etc.  
    • What  to  do?   •  Patch  your  devices;  All  of  them!    Windows,  Linux,   Java,  Adobe,  RTU’s,  and  network  devices  ASAP!   •  Most  important  is  to  show  FERCing  NERC  TFE  love;   install  an5virus  on  printers,  network  devices,  and   your  toaster!!!  
    • Ques5ons  /  Comments  
    • William  Whitney  III   Cyber  Security  &  Compliance  Manager   Garland  Power  &  Light  /  City  of  Garland   williamw@gplops.org   972-­‐205-­‐3080