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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



ICSJWG 2015 Spring Meeting

The Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group
invites you to Washington, DC June 23 - 24, 2015!

Meeting will be at the Wilbur J. Cohen Building, 330 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.

The 2015 Spring ICSJWG Meeting in Washington, DC will bring together asset owners and operators, government professionals, vendors, systems integrators and academic professionals to discuss the latest initiatives impacting the security of our critical infrastructure. For this meeting, we are shifting priorities towards expanding stakeholder collaboration by providing activities that facilitate inter-sector communication and strengthen role interactions and networking.

This meeting provides an opportunity for government professionals (federal, state, local, tribal, and international), control systems vendors and systems integrators, research and development and academic professionals, asset-owners & operators, 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 two days of interactions and discussions about security of our critical infrastructure.  These two days will include keynote speakers, practical demonstrations, plenary presentations, panel presentations, and non-classified briefings.

The Draft Agenda for the 2015 Spring Meeting is available here.

Register for the meeting by visiting our link at https://secure.inl.gov/icsjwg2015. Please indicate your name and company along with your Sector affiliation(s).

We are planning for a classified briefing on June 25 at 9AM for about two hours at a different location (for US Citizens only). Please feel free to register for that as well at the registration site if you already have an active clearance at Secret level or above. We will provide details about additional information or steps which will be needed for the classified briefing.

Please register no later than June 19, 2015Note that this registration is for the meeting only, not for accommodations.

A strict cut-off date of June 19 is set for the classified briefing as well. Those who have already registered, but not yet acted on your clearance transfer (PERMCERT), please do so now so that you will be allowed entry to the briefing.

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.

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.

We are excited about how this meeting is shaping up and look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.!


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 June 2015 Newsletter is June 12, 2015.

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

  • March 2015
  • December 2014
  • September 2014
  • June 2014
  • March 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009



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