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Industrial control systems: The next frontier of cyber attacks

Thursday, 03 August 2017


The School of Science's ECU Security Research Institute invites you to attend the 'Industrial control systems: The next frontier of cyber attacks' presentation.

Presenter: Mr Paresh Kerai

Date:  Thursday, 31 August 2017

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027

Room:  Building 19, Level 1, Room 143

Details: Seminar presentation from 1:00pm – 2:00pm, followed by light refreshments and networking from 2:00pm - 2:30pm.

During the early nineteenth century industrial revolution machines were invented and developed to automate a significant portion of the production resource of textiles products and machinery used in the construction of infrastructure services. This innovation increased the efficiency and productivity of the production environments while significantly reducing the need for human intervention. These industrial control systems (ICS) are used across a various of industries and have a range of applications, including chemical processing plants, manufacturing plants, water utilities, energy utilities, and oil and gas platforms. Many industries now integrate computer systems and network communication technology into their ICS to manage, monitor, and automate the operation of the processes, and this creates a significant risk with regard to the safe operation of these systems. In light of recent successful cyber-attacks on the ICS of power plant distribution grids in Ukraine and water treatment plants in the Unites States, cyber security is currently the primary security concern for business that operate ICS.

This presentation will focus on the security threats on the ICS networks and the consequences of a cyber-attacks to these systems and will give an overview on past attacks and how the malicious actors attempted to attack the industrial control systems.

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