Security of Industrial Control Systems: How is it Different from IT Cyber Security

The Maryland Clean Energy Technology Incubator is holding a special conference on Security of Industrial Control Systems: How is it Different from IT Cyber Security? on Tuesday 14 December 2010. The conference will be held in the main conference room at the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park’s south campus facility.

The one-day conference will discuss issues and solutions to deal with cyber threats to our industrial control systems used in operating our critical infrastructure: electric grid, water distribution, transportation system, and chemical process industry. Speakers will include leaders in the fields of industrial control systems and IT cybersecurity from Applied Control Solutions, UMBC, NIST, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, MITRE, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Fortinet.

The meeting will end with a discussion of the formation of new group from academia, industry, and government with the objective of creating the skills, products and services needed to effectively deal with cyber threats to our the industrial control systems.

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