SANS European ICS Security Summit: Field Report
Don’t even think about ICS cyber security if you don’t first know what assets and software you have running in the ICS. You can’t start to assess your risk, if you don’t know what you have running.”
– Ralph Langner, SANS EMEA ICS Summit
There’s an intensifying sense of urgency to protect critical infrastructure from cyber threats perpetrated by an accumulating cast of threat actors amid percolating geo-political crisis. While SANS is known for training security professionals in both IT and OT security, their summits tend to attract thought leaders rather than practitioners and this year’s European SANS ICS Security Summit was no exception. Hosted by Mike Assante with a speaker lineup that included leaders from CERT-EU, ENCS, ABB, Rockwell, Siemens, as well as leading experts such as Ralph Langner, Jonathan Pollett – to name a few – there was no shortage of experts taking the podium.