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Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) established the Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG) to facilitate information sharing and reduce the risk to the nation’s industrial control systems.

The ICSJWG is a collaborative and coordinating body operating under the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) requirements. The ICSJWG provides a vehicle for communicating and partnering across all Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Sectors (CIKR) between federal agencies and departments, as well as private asset owners/operators of industrial control systems. The goal of the ICSJWG is to continue and enhance the collaborative efforts of the industrial control systems stakeholder community in securing CIKR by accelerating the design, development, and deployment of secure industrial control systems.

ICSJWG 2012 Fall Meeting



Save the Date: ICSJWG 2014 Fall Meeting

The Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group
Energy Innovation Laboratory, 775 University Boulevard, Idaho Falls, Idaho
October 7 - 9, 2014


Save the date! The next ICSJWG event will be October 7-9, 2014 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The 2014 Fall ICSJWG Meeting will bring together asset owners and operators, government professionals, vendors, systems integrators and academic professionals to discuss the latest initiatives impacting security of our critical infrastructure and interact with peers addressing the risk of threats and vulnerabilities to their systems.

The meeting will include discussions about security of industrial controls and critical infrastructure.  We will include keynote speakers, practical demonstrations, plenary sessions, panel presentations and lightning rounds, as well as classified and non-classified briefings. We are also working towards tours of relevant facilities across the INL campus to take advantage of the location at a leading edge National Laboratory.

The Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG) Program Office is now accepting abstracts

for the 2014 Fall Meeting in Idaho Falls, Idaho! 

This Fall we are looking for new and unique presentations that address the challenges faced by the ICS community and solutions to problems – including industry “how to’s”, mitigation techniques, and lessons learned. While we welcome all relevant topic submissions for consideration, feedback from our previous meetings indicates attendees would like more in-depth presentations from the end-user and asset-owner perspectives. Additionally, due to feedback concerns about “marketing type” presentations at ICSJWG, we are requesting any submitter who would like to discuss a product as a solution also arrange for practical users of the solutions cited to participate during the session in order to help counterpoint and validate the presentation contents.

Please send an email at ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov for the Abstract Submission Form or for more information about our conference session types as well as abstract submission criteria and instructions.  Because of the tightness of the planning schedule and the number of abstracts which are already being supplied, please complete the form and return it to ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov by close of business eastern time July 31, 2014. Submissions received after the deadline cannot be considered.

Presentations or panels formatted specifically as marketing or sales pitches for a company’s services, capabilities, or products will NOT be approved.  Moderators will be available during all presentations at the meeting in order to maintain non-marketing standards.  The NCCIC/ICS-CERT and ICSJWG do not engage in endorsement or sponsorship.

And as a friendly reminder, registration for the Fall Meeting is available by direct email to ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov. Note that registration for the meeting will not register you for accommodations.

We look forward to seeing you in Idaho Falls!

ICSJWG Working Activities

ICSJWG Working Activities strive to address ICS and critical infrastructure cybersecurity challenges; participation is encouraged!

The ICSJWG currently operates in part to develop products (such as white papers, best practices guidance, etc.) that address challenges to the critical infrastructure and industrial control systems communities. In the past, subgroups were established to develop these products. The ICSJWG has transitioned away from the standing subgroup model in favor of ad-hoc working activities to develop any products as needed or recommended by the ICS community and approved by the program office.

Volunteer participation, by contributing ideas, sharing information, or working toward these solutions, is encouraged. For more information about getting involved with a working activity, or to get involved with the ICSJWG in general, please contact us at ICSJWG@hq.dhs.gov.

Previous Meeting Information

Please find presentations currently allowed to be posted at the appropriate Previous Meeting Information section below.

Please contact us if you have questions or wish copies of any of the following whitepapers or presentations.

ICSJWG Newsletters

If you would like to submit a short article of general interest pertaining to control systems security, please send it to ICSJWG@hq.dhs.gov for consideration. Submitted articles will be reviewed and approved by ICSJWG prior to publishing. Please note that marketing or sales presentations aimed at gaining the audience's interest in services, capabilities, or products cannot be approved. The deadline for submissions for the September 2014 Newsletter is September 12, 2014.

Copies of the current Newsletter and past Newsletters may be requested from ICSJWG@hq.dhs.gov.

  • June 2014
  • March 2014
  • December 2013
  • September 2013
  • June 2013
  • March 2013
  • December 2012
  • September 2012
  • June 2012
  • March 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009



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