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SCADA: The Cyber “InSecurity”

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

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You are invited to a presentation on SCADA: The Cyber “InSecurity” by Mr Paresh Kerai.

Presenter: Mr Paresh Kerai

Date:     Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Time:     4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

Room:   Building 21, Room 21.202

A Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system allows an operator to control widely distributed processes such as gas pipelines, oil and gas fields, hydroelectric facilities and power stations.  SCADA controls are enabled via the collection and analysis of real time data.  These systems are now widely interconnected to orthodox enterprise systems and encapsulate legacy control protocols within conventional networking protocols such as TCP/IP.  This adaptation has led to improvements in functionality and productivity in how they interconnect and communicate, but has raised security concerns given they are now operate with increased vulnerability to remote cyber-attack that could have potentially catastrophic consequences.

This presentation will focus on the security threats to SCADA systems and security of the ModBUS network protocol used by the systems for communications.  The session will also provide an overview on research done to automated detection and testing of network borne malware threats that are present in industrial control systems or SCADA systems.

Paresh Kerai specialises in network security and computer forensics.  He is currently employed as a Systems Engineer and is completing his PhD on security of MODbus protocols used in critical infrastructure systems at Edith Cowan University’s School of Science.

Seminar – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Light refreshments and networking from 5pm

Register via Eventbrite on: https://scadathecyberinsecurityregistrationlink.eventbrite.com.au

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