Industrial Control Systems Library: Call for Papers

Industrial Control Systems Library:

SANS hosts ICS Summits and trainings around the world throughout the year and is actively expanding its global event portfolio.

We are always eager to identify ICS security practitioners and experts in the field to share their knowledge and real-world experiences with our attendees.


We also host monthly webcasts in the US and Asia Pacific regions; proposal submissions will be considered for inclusion in these webcasts, as well.

Call for Presentations

Presentation proposals are accepted year-round and selections are made on a rolling basis, meaning submissions are evaluated as they are received. Presentation proposals may be submitted for one or multiple events. All proposals should include:

  1. Title of Proposed Talk/Presentation
  2. Abstract
  3. Name, Title and Organization of Presenter
  4. Presenter's Biography (< 250 words)
  5. Mailing Address
  6. Phone
  7. Email
  8. List of other events where the presentation has been or will be given.

Presentations Preferred

We will consider presentations on a broad range of ICS security topics. Preference is given to presentations that:

  • Are delivered by ICS security practitioners, asset owners, or government agencies.
  • Focus on real-world experiences and solutions.
  • Provide attendees with actionable takeaways they can apply in their own organizations.


This presentation from the 2013 North American ICS Summit & Training is a good example.

Putting SCADA Security to the Test: Why You Need a Lab and How to Get One
IT folks have been doing it for years - building labs to test new products before rolling them out - but the concept is still rather revolutionary to most practitioners of SCADA security. Yet the benefits of a lab are many, including training staff and solving real-world problems by replicating and attacking them in the relatively low-risk lab environment. But how do you pitch this (not inexpensive) idea in a way that gets organizational buy-in? And if your organization is just too small, what are the factors to considering in using a third-party lab? Hear ideas and ask questions of someone who evolved his organization's capabilities from one small lab to five complete labs. Chris Sistrunk, PE, Senior Engineer - T&D Technical Services, Entergy Services, Inc.

How to Submit

Include the information requested above, and please indicate for which event(s) you'd like to be considered. Email the information or general questions to