April Section Meeting

Topic: “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” – An Overview
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: Social Hour @ 6:00 p.m, Main Program @ 6:30 p.m
Location: Augie’s Restaurant, 6005 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA
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About our April topic:
Recognizing the national and economic security of the United States depends on our critical infrastructure operating reliably, the President issued Executive Order (EO) 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, on February 12, 2013. The Order directed the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to work with stakeholders to develop a voluntary framework – based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices – for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure. One year after the issue of EO 13636, NIST released their “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” Version 1.0 on February 12, 2014.

This presentation will give an introduction to the “Framework” and will breakdown the core functions to Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. We will explore the Categories and Subcategories for each Function and match them to example Informative References such as existing standards, guidelines, and practices including our own, ISA99. We will then look at available tools and resources from both NIST and ISA to assist in adopting, implementing, and improving a cybersecurity risk management program. We will close with an overview of a Roadmap for the Framework moving forward.

About our presenter:
Dean Bickerton
has been involved with Industrial Control Systems (ICS) since 1992 as a systems integrator, manufacturer, and automation distributor. He was involved in the early implementations and integration of PLC technology on Ethernet networks.  Communications and Networks have been key areas of focus for Dean throughout his career in Industrial Automation. He has become increasingly involved in the discussion of cybersecurity with clients in recent years and was involved in the early days of the Department of Homeland Security’s Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC) project. He is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering.

Join us for this informative topic, and earn 1 PDH.

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