Buenos Aires, AR—August 21, 2012. IOActive, a leading provider of application security, compliance, and smart grid security services, today announced that Ruben Santamarta, one of their security researchers, will present ICS Security: Time to React, as the closing keynote address at the European SCADA Summit 2012. The European SCADA Summit brings program managers, control systems engineers, IT security professionals, and critical infrastructure protection specialists together in order to learn and discuss the principal cyber security risks to control systems and the most effective defenses. The Security Summit is an action-oriented conference designed so that every attendee leaves with new tools and techniques they can put to work immediately when they return to their office.
Industrial Control Systems are no longer living the quiet existence that they used to. Everyday the technological pillars that support modern society are being scrutinized by different actors with different purposes—researchers looking for vulnerabilities and nation-states trying to collect information or disrupt foreign facilities, to name a few. SCADA systems, PLCs, smart meters, and other industrial devices are the new crown jewels that everyone is eager to protect…and attack. This presentation discusses new scenarios this sector is facing by analyzing real-world cases where vulnerabilities, backdoors, cyberwar, and espionage come into play.
WHAT ICS Security: Time to React
WHERE Hilton Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain
WHEN December 11, 2012. 4:30–5:30 pm.
HOW For more information, visit the European SCADA Summit website.
About Ruben Santamarta
Ruben Santamarta is a Security Researcher for IOActive, where he specializes in offensive security and currently is focused on the ICS field, about which he has reported and released flaws in both software and hardware installations. He has discovered dozens of vulnerabilities in products from leading companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and Oracle. One of Santamarta’s recent successes was presenting a way to remotely hack into the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Established in 1998, IOActive is an industry leader that offers comprehensive computer security services with specializations in smart grid technologies, software assurance, and compliance. Boasting a well-rounded and diverse clientele, IOActive works with a majority of Global 500 companies including power and utility, hardware, retail, financial, media, aerospace, high-tech, and software development organizations. As a home for highly skilled and experienced professionals, IOActive attracts talented consultants who contribute to the growing body of security knowledge by speaking at such elite conferences as Black Hat, Ruxcon, Defcon, BlueHat, CanSec, and WhatTheHack. For more information, visit www.ioactive.com.