Industrial Cyber Threats and Future Planning: Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads
This talk will provide information on cyber threats that we are seeing today, including threats from five skilled and persistent teams that targeted infrastructure in 2017, the CRASHOVERRIDE malware, and the TRISIS malware. It will then transition into where we are reasonably going in terms of actions seen from adversaries and the type of sophistication we can expect. Lastly, this presentation will pivot into what some reasonable recommendations for research and actions by the community are needed to counter the current and projected threats.
Robert M. Lee is the CEO and Founder of Dragos, Inc. He is also a non-resident National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America focusing on policy issues relating to the cyber security of critical infrastructure. For his research and focus areas, Robert was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year (2015), and inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology (2016) as one of “the brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents" in the sector. A passionate educator, Rob is the course author of SANS ICS515 “ICS/SCADA Active Defense and Incident Response,” the only ICS-specific incident response course in the world, and the lead author of SANS FOR578 “Cyber Threat Intelligence.” Rob pursued cyber security in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Cyber Warfare Operations Officer in the U.S. Intelligence Community. He has performed defense, intelligence, and attack missions focused on identifying and remediating hostile nation-state adversary operations. Robert is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world and routinely writes for publications on the topics of industrial security, threat intelligence, and cyber security.
This seminar series is presented by the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC), a multi-university research effort. CREDC, a successor to the earlier TCIPG Project, was founded in 2016 with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is housed in the Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.