|PRESENTERS:||Sofiane Talmat, Senior Security Consultant and Andy Saunders, Managing Consultant for IOActive|
|PRESENTATION:||Meters: The Risk of Being Smart|
|CONFERENCE:||Kraft IS 2013|
|LOCATION:||Thon Hotel Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Norway|
|DATE & TIME:||Thursday November 14, 2013 at 2:45pm|
Utility companies across the globe are replacing existing meters with smart meters and promoting them as tools to manage ever-increasing energy bills. Unfortunately, the increased functionality of these smart devices makes them more vulnerable to attack. IOActive’s presenters will trace the evolution of the smart meter and discuss their security vulnerabilities. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the attack vectors and methods used to hack smart meters and the risks associated with this technology.
About Andy Saunders
As IOActive’s Managing Consultant for Energy Services, Andy Saunders delivers global engagements with a focus on Industrial Control Systems and Smart Grid/Metering. He is also responsible for managing technical operation teams along with risk and governance programs.
Before joining IOActive, Saunders served as the Information Security and Risk Manager at British Gas. While there, he was responsible for leading the Security Consultancy team across multiple disciplines, with his own focus on Smart Meters. Before joining British Gas, Saunders worked at Yellow Pages where he was involved in network design and engineering.
Saunders is a member of the Information Systems Security Association (London Chapter). He is also a member of the Smart Grid GB Security Work Stream Forum and the SGCG-SGIS Working Group. Saunders is OCG Certified for Management of Risk.
About Sofiane Talmat
As Senior Security Consultant for IOActive, Sofiane Talmat has over ten years of experience performing security assessments and reverse engineering engagements. He has identified vulnerabilities and developed exploits for clients in software development, telecommunications, financial services, aviation, and retail. Talmat has proven skills in design, implementation, enhancement, testing, maintenance, and support of myriad software instances. His skills are a valuable asset to assist development teams with implementing software protection mechanisms.
About Kraft IS 2013
Kraft IS is an information conference for the power industry in Norway. The goal of the event is to create a common and increased understanding of threats and the important safeguards related to information security. The event also provides the opportunity to network with others in the same function and industry. The conference is organized by the Norwegian Centre for Information Security (NorSIS) in co-operation with NVE.
Kraft IS 2013 will focus on automated measurement and control systems, the interface between IT and operational control systems and associated challenges. The participating lecturers all have expertise in SCADA, AMS and Smart Grid. Beyond this, there will be a wide range of lectures in a variety of themes, covering topics such as threats, preparedness, training and policy.
IOActive is a comprehensive, high-end information security services firm with a long and established pedigree in delivering elite security services to its customers. Our world-renowned consulting and research teams deliver a portfolio of specialist security services ranging from penetration testing and application code assessment through to semiconductor reverse engineering. Global 500 companies across every industry continue to trust IOActive with their most critical and sensitive security issues. Founded in 1998, IOActive is headquartered in Seattle, USA, with global operations through the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pac regions. Visit www.ioactive.com for more information.