Industrial Control Cyber Security addressed at California US Cyber Senate Summit

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Leading cyber security experts from across the USA will gather in Sacramento later this year for the 4th Annual Industrial Control Cyber Security USA Summit, which will discuss how the US can protect itself from the very real threat of cyber attacks such as the latest discovery Crash Override or "Industroyer," an advanced malware designed specifically to disrupt industrial control systems, which in December 2016 left Kiev in darkness. 

Protecting critical national infrastructure from cyber attacks

Cyber Senate Industrial Control Cyber Security USA conference October 3rd and 4th

This was the best conference focused on Cybersecurity that I’ve been to since last year’s Cyber Senate ICS Cybersecurity conference. The material and sessions were relevant and resonated with the audience.

Taking place on 3rd-4th October 2017 at the Sutter Club in Sacramento California, the conference will see leaders from across the energy and government sectors gather with cyber security experts to create a common voice in protecting critical national infrastructure. Organisers are offering Critical National Infrastructure Operators such as Utilities, Transport, Chemical, Nuclear, Water, Oil and Gas and Automotive complimentary passes to help move the industry forward.

Key speakers will include: 

  • Keith Tresh, Commander, California Office of Emergency Services – California Cybersecurity Integration Center
  • Tim Roxey, Vice President, Chief Special Operations Officer, NERC
  • Darren Van Booven, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Chris Blask, Chair, Director Industrial Control Security, Unisys, Chair US ICS ISAC and Director Cyber Space Research Institute-Webster University
  • Seán McGurk, Senior Policy Advisor, Author, Key Note Speaker, Cyber/Physical Security Subject Matter Expert
  • Billy Rios, Founder, WhiteScope LLC
  • Mike Ahmadi, Global Director – Critical Systems Security, Synopsys
  • Mary Morshed, Director of IT Security (CISO), Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Lenin Maran, EMS Supervisor Systems, Security and Compliance, SMUD
  • Everardo Trujillo, Information Security Operations and Engineering, Manager, Sempra Energy
  • Chris Maroun, National Director – Sales Engineers, CyberArk
  • Jack Leidecker, VP Information Security, Digital Realty
  • Harry Perper, Chief Engineer, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
  • Eric Knapp, Chief Engineer, Cyber Security Solutions and Technology, Honeywell
  • Stuart Phillips, Senior Program Manager Industrial Control Systems Security, Unisys
  • Stephen Kwok, IT Sec-Op Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Michael Yelland, Chief Research Officer, AMCyber
  • Fred Wilmot, CEO, PacketSled
  • Simon Slobodnik, IT Specialist (INFOSEC), FERC
  • Thomas Williams, Security Architect Lead, California ISO

James Nesbitt, Founder of the Cyber Senate said: 
“Recent times have seen several notable cybersecurity breaches globally. The energy industries in the Ukraine, Norway and Saudi have all been well publicised, but there continue to be many that are not reported to such an extent, and the industry are having to defend their assets on a daily basis from evolving threats. Cyber weapons such as Crash Override, Stuxnet, Havex and Black Energy all pose an ongoing threat. 

“Set against this context, this conference will bring together leaders from key energy sectors and cyber security subject matter experts to discuss how they can work together to ensure the safety, reliability and stability of our critical national infrastructure by reducing areas of vulnerability, detecting threats early and putting the right plans in place to mitigate the damage caused by any security breaches. Events like this facilitate the information sharing required for the industry to collectively respond.”

To find out more, visit:
Location: Sutter Club, 1220 9th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
For more information, contact James Nesbitt on +1-(916)-290-9329 or james.nesbitt(at)

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