AFCEA TechNet Land Forces East Engagement Theater Session II

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AFCEA TechNet Land Forces East Engagement Theater Session II, 1100 - 1200, 15 August
Title: SCADA Right Now: What You Need to Know to Understand the Cyber Threat to U.S. Critical Infrastructure**
Speaker: Ms. Betsy Woudenberg, Intelligence Arts, LLC. As a former CIA case officer, her approach to this topic considers not just the technology but also the people who attack, defend, and operate SCADA systems. Her SCADA presentations and engaging style are extremely popular with audiences including CIA, NSA, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, FBI, INFRAGARD, and more.
Description: “SCADA Right Now” approaches critical infrastructure security from an intelligence perspective – that is, not just the technology, but how an adversary views these systems. This unclassified presentation starts with an overview of SCADA systems, shifts to an attacker’s-eye view of their vulnerabilities, and ends with a discussion of recent cyber events in the U.S. and why they may have been aimed at U.S. SCADA systems. This presentation is for non-technical beginners as well as those familiar with SCADA and cyber security.
Learning objectives:
• Students will be able to describe the hierarchical structure of a SCADA system and the names and function of key equipment.
• Students will be able to compare and contrast the human and technical vulnerabilities inherent in a modern enterprise SCADA system.
• Students will be able to identify possible objectives for cyber attacks against a SCADA system operator, the corporate network, and the supply chain.
• Students will be familiar with a series of recent cyber attacks in the U.S. that may have targeted a SCADA system.

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