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PES – Ukraine Electric System Cyber Attacks

May 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ukraine Electric System Cyber Attacks – Moving from Lessons Observed to Lessons Learned

Tim Conway, SANS Institute

About the Topic

This talk will discuss recent ICS incidents from simple infections to highly targeted, multi-faceted, cyber attacks as seen in the Ukraine Electric system attacks of 2015 and 2016. A certain subset of destructive and painful attacks are taking advantage of lessons we should have learned from more casual non targeted infections. There are a number of lessons that the general control system community needs to fold back into their defense approaches. We will cover the role of malware and what defenders at all levels of the organization should expect. Learn how to become a hardened target and what capabilities are required to mount an effective response.

About the Speaker

Tim is the Technical Director of ICS and SCADA programs at SANS. Responsible for developing, reviewing, and implementing technical components of the SANS ICS and SCADA product offerings. Tim is also an independent contractor performing contract and consulting work in the areas of ICS cyber security with a focus on the energy sector.


Please make your reservation by noon on Monday 8 May 2017 via the Online Reservation Form.

The cost of the optional family style dinner is $15 for IEEE members, $20 for non-members, payable at the event. Sorry, we are unable to process credit cards. Checks payable to “IEEE-PES Chicago Chapter” and cash are accepted, and receipts will be provided.

Security Procedure

You must present a government issued photo ID to the ComEd Commercial Center guard when you arrive. Please allow a few minutes for the guard to create a custom badge with your photo. ComEd employees and ComEd contractors may use their ComEd ID badges to enter the building.

Continuing Education

IEEE technical meetings may be acceptable as continuing education where required for maintenance of professional engineering licensure. Refer to the individual state’s requirements for details. A receipt for one Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be provided.


May 10, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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