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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



Update: ICSJWG 2014 Fall Meeting

The Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group
Presentations are available for distribution!

The supplied whitepapers associated with the ICSJWG 2014 Fall Meeting and the working agenda indicating the released presentations for October 7 and 8 are available here.

We are excited about how this meeting turned out and we continue to plan the next event! Stay tuned for further announcements!

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 March 2015 Newsletter is March 13, 2015.

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

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



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