SANS Industrial Control Systems Security Blog: Tag - SANSICS

Effective Assessment of ICS Infrastructure Cyber Risk

One of the largest challenges facing management in Engineering organizations today is how to effectively assess cyber risk on ICS infrastructure and make the appropriate investments in risk mitigation activities to manage this risk to as low as possible. Continue reading Effective Assessment of ICS Infrastructure Cyber Risk


Three Takeaways from the State of Security in Control Systems Survey

The State of Security in Control Systems Today was a SANS survey conducted with 314 ICS community members and was released on June 25th. The whitepaper can be found here and the webcast here. A few things stuck out from the survey that I felt it appropriate to highlight in this blog. Energy/Utilities Represent Energy/Utilities … Continue reading Three Takeaways from the State of Security in Control Systems Survey


10th Annual ICS Summit

It is the time of year when control system security practitioners, engineers, and managers gather to discuss and learn about the new challenges, practices, technologies, and trends shaping cybersecurity of automation and control systems. This year, we are celebrating our 10th Summit and have assembled a special program and post-program activities. The ICS and Summit … Continue reading 10th Annual ICS Summit


ICS defense goals for the new threat matrix

While it is true that we can't stop all attacks from happening, we need to be able to anticipate them, make them more difficult to execute, identify them as early as possible, and have a well exercised plan andcapabilityto deal with and minimize them. The SANS ICS team has developed and hosts a series of … Continue reading ICS defense goals for the new threat matrix


Active Defense as a Strategy - ICS 515 and Making Better Defenders

Editor's Note: This is a guest Blog Post from Robert M. Lee, the author and instructor for the SANS ICS515 course. The new SANS ICS 515 class "Active Defense" is not just a class to train individuals in skills that know how to use tools effectively - it is about teaching defenders an effective and … Continue reading Active Defense as a Strategy - ICS 515 and Making Better Defenders