This Thursday, May 17, 2012, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM there will be an OWASP meeting at the Bank of New York Mellon with several guest speakers, including Bayshore Networks CEO Francis Cianfrocca.
In his presentation, Francis will spotlight real-world use-cases from Bayshore’s experience in the following sectors: building/factory-floor management; electrical grid, oil/gas; tactical battle-space application, and any of the 18 critical infrastructure sectors defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He will also explore how and why the technology gap is widening rapidly, as organizations seek broader integration of industrial control systems with enterprise IT and increased sharing of operational data across organizational boundaries.
Despite heightened recognition and awareness of vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems (ICS), the widening gap between ICS vulnerabilities and commonly deployed security technology presents a troubling disparity.
“Today’s standard practices and regulations generally view the assurance, integrity and availability of Industrial Control Systems as either an access-control problem or an issue encrypted streams can solve,” Cianfrocca says. “While this approach has value, it is inadequate in addressing the scale, monetary impact and societal disruption created by attacks on critical infrastructure.”
Bayshore’s SCADA Firewall is uniquely positioned to secure critical infrastructure based on its multi-protocol support (Modbus, DNP3, IEC 61850 and others) and core technologies in patent-pending heuristic baselining, behavior-based analytics and highly granular SingleKey(TM) Policy Language (SPL) to detect anomalous behavior in real time. Bayshore is an advocate and corporate member of OWASP, the Open Web Application Security Project.