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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) framework. The ICSJWG provides a vehicle for communicating and partnering across all Critical Infrastructure (CI) Sectors 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 CI by accelerating the design, development, and deployment of secure industrial control systems.

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ICSJWG 2016 Spring Meeting

Chaparall Suites - Scottsdale
 Scottsdale, AZ - May 3 - 5, 2016

The Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group invites you to attend the Spring 2016 Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, located at the Chaparral Suites - Scottsdale (Soon to be Embassay Suites - Scottsdale)This meeting will bring together leaders in critical infrastructure security to discuss the latest initiatives impacting the security of our critical infrastructure. This meeting provides an opportunity for stakeholders to interface with cyber security peers and stay abreast of the latest initiatives impacting security for industrial control systems and our critical infrastructure.

The meeting will include three days of interactions and discussions in the form of keynote speakers, practical demonstrations, presentations, lightning rounds, panels and the Vendor Expo.

Register for the meeting by visiting our link or going to https://secure.inl.gov/ics-cert-briefing/?campaignName=ICSJWG%20Spring%202016. Note that this registration is for the meeting only, not for accommodations. For hotel registration information, please see below.

Please register for the meeting no later than April 28, 2016.

There is no cost to attend this event. However, travel, accommodations, meals, beverages, and other incidental expenses are solely the responsibility of the event participants and will NOT be covered by ICSJWG or NCCIC/ICS-CERT. Attendees will need to provide for their own local accommodations & transportation and arrange for travel and meals.

Hotel Registration

To participate in the room block and take advantage of all of the benefits that the Chaparral Suites is offering ICSJWG attendees, please register using the following link, or copy/paste the URL into your browser (https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1573044&hotelID=6060), or call 1-800-528-1456 and be sure you mention the ICSJWG 2016 Spring Meeting. The cut-off date for receipt of these room reservations will be April 11, 2016.  (Any reservation request made after this date is subject to availability and will be offered at the prevailing rate.) There are a limited number of rooms allocated for the room block, so secure your spot now!

Should you need additional guidance, please contact us at ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov and we will provide you with logistics information such as directions, parking, hotel and restaurant locations. The information provided will be publicly available, and is not endorsed or sponsored by DHS or ICSJWG. More general information about the meeting and the site may be found in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document here.

Call for Abstracts

The ICSJWG Program Office is now accepting abstracts for the 2016 Spring Meeting in Scottsdale!  We will consider topics among a wide range of issues important to industrial control systems security and resilience across critical infrastructure. However, we are particularly interested in submissions addressing complex challenges and new solutions, industry “how to’s”, mitigation techniques, and lessons learned.

Submission Details

To submit an abstract in any category or for a booth at the Vendor Expo, members must submit a completed Abstract Submission Form. Please contact us at ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov for an additional form or for more information. Feel free to use additional pages – the form is a guide to indicate what information we need to evaluate the submissions.

Proposed abstracts for any of the above must be submitted by close of business eastern time February 26, 2016 to ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov. Submissions received after the current deadline will not be considered. Authors of accepted abstracts will be contacted by the Program Office with detailed speaker guidance.


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.Communications@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 2016 Newsletter is March 18, 2016.

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

ICSJWG Products and Materials

NEW... September, 2015 - ICSJWG/ICS-CERT Joint Fact Sheet: ICS Cybersecurity for the C-Level (Six Questions Every C-Level Executive Should Be Asking).

ICSJWG Webinar Series

Our Webinar Series is designed to inform the membership and general public about solutions to threats, vulnerabilities, and risks to critical infrastructure and control systems. The search for outstanding and value-added topics is ongoing. Please feel free to send an abstract or short description of any webinar idea to ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov and the Program Office will add it to the topic queue for review and possible inclusion into the series.  Our intent is to have a webinar each quarter of the government fiscal year.  Please note that marketing or sales presentations aimed at gaining the audience's interest in services, capabilities, or products cannot be approved.

Past webinar presentations which have been released are found below and may be requested from the Program Office through ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov.

  • July 2015 – Protecting M2M Systems at the Edge
  • October 2014 – The New Paradigm for Information Security: Assumption of Breach
  • June 2014 – Online Real Time Monitoring for Change Identification
  • March 2014 – I Think, Therefore I Fuzz!

Membership in the ICSJWG

By adding you to our membership rolls, you will receive all outgoing messages to the ICSJWG community, including newsletters, meeting invitations and minutes, training information, calls for comments, and other announcements.

Volunteer participation, by contributing ideas, sharing information, or working toward solutions for CI security, is encouraged. To get involved supporting a working activity which addresses critical infrastructure security, please let us know your ideas and the ICJSWG Steering Team (IST) and Program Management Office (PMO) will consider them. To get involved with the ICSJWG in general, please contact us at ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov.


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