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Why Adversaries are Focusing on Control Systems Networks to Create the Impact of their Choosing

Wednesday, June 15, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

All infrastructure and technology depends on control system networks and devices. They have to be used by governmental and commercial organizations for success in operational needs and mission assurance. However, they typically fall into organizational stovepipes, where there is little understanding of how they relate to organizations’ risks. Control systems typically have increased connectivity and lack cybersecurity focus or maturity, making them easy targets for adversaries desiring to cause immediate and far-reaching impacts. This case study follows how select defense agencies are investigating options to increase defense posture for these systems and why doing so is important for similar organizations.

Daryl Haegley (bio)
Director, Mission Assurance and Cyber Deterrence
United States Department of Defense

Tim Watkins (bio)
Business Development Manager
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.