Incident Response & Threat Intelligence

InfraGard: Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room 407


This workshop will focus on some of the threats that are relevant to critical Infrastructure and discuss standards for protecting Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The session will begin with a panel of specialists on critical infrastructure and will shift to a presentation of the International Society for Automation (ISA) standard for Industrial Systems Security.


8:00 – 8:45 AM Overview:  Protecting Critical Infrastructure -Chris McLaughlin    

•              What are the threats to Critical Infrastructure and how are they evolving?

•              What are companies doing about it?

•              Building a case for change in your organizations

8:45 – 9:45 AM Panel Protecting Critical Infrastructure: 

Heather Hobson – Special Agent (FBI)

David Sonheim – Chief of Cybersecurity (CISA)

Mike Anderson – Senior Program Manager (Unlimited Technology)

Wally Magda  - ISA Instructor  (International Society for Automation) 

10:15 – 11:00 AM            Protecting Industrial Systems      ISA - Wally Magda            This will be an overview of the best practices for protecting Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS).  It will introduce concepts of ISA 62443

11:00 - 11:45 AM             The Competitive Edge: Future-Proofing Security Through Intentional Talent Management

Colin Daugherty, Director of Corporate Security (VF Corporation)  

11:45 – 12:00 PM            Closing  Chris McLaughlin             

Learner Objectives

After this session you will have an understanding of; - Threat trends to critical infrastructure from industry experts - An understanding of cyber security concepts for protecting Industrial Control Systems (ICS) with a focus on the standard ISA 62443