IAS2016: Critical Infrastructure & Systems Protection
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IAS2016: Critical Infrastructure & Systems Protection

IAS2016: Critical Infrastructure & Systems Protection

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Industrial Automation Security Belgium 2016, Initiative of Siemens & LSEC 

IAS was established for companies that are involved in industrial- based process automation and control. Due to the constant evolution of control processes and automation systems, as well as their underlying platforms on which they operate, each day new possibilities are discovered that could pose serious security risks to those systems. IAS aims to inform them about the necessity to secure their systems, and to provide them with best practices and practical and actionable guidelines. The possibilities offered to manage the systems easier and better, by evolving into modern capabilities ,by equipping them with new functionalities or by having multiple systems interconnect and work together, poses new challenges in terms of security. Legacy systems , or underlying IT systems already no longer be maintained for a long period of time can be a major threat . Only fully insulated systems can probably continue to exist , but they also will be subjected to external administration or changes eventually. The further automation within the sector (smart factories, internet of things, industrial internet,...) has lead to an increase of targeted attacks on industrial systems. For the proper functioning of the business, and to ensure the continuity of the activities it is important to evaluate the potential risks, assess them against your systems, and take proper counter measures.

IAS2016 Main Topics:
- Major ICS Threats, now and in the future
- Critical Systems, Major Disruptions
- SMART SECURITY, the impact of Smart Industry on security

Securing industrial networks is no trivial task: Adversaries are getting smarter, more efficient, and consequently more successful. Most networks were built before cyber threats existed, not designed with built-in external security controls. Lastly, the emergence of Smart Industry is leading to new threats and breaches that must be mitigated.

What are the most dangerous ICS threats today and in the future? How to protect the most critical assets and infrastructures? What is the impact of Smart Industry on our security posture; and how can we start to implement SMART SECURITY in industrial environments?

These are the questions that will be answered on this edition of IAS.

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