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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 2018 Spring Meeting 

 Albuquerque, NM | April 10 - 12, 2018


This meeting will continue to provide an ongoing forum for all control systems stakeholders to gather and exchange ideas about critical issues in ICS cybersecurity. It is intended to foster an opportunity for stakeholders to interface with peers, network with industry leaders, and stay abreast of the latest initiatives impacting security for industrial control systems and our critical infrastructure. The 2018 Spring Meeting will include three full days of interactions and discussions in the form of keynote speakers, practical demonstrations, presentations, and panels.

The meeting will be held at the Albuquerque Marriott,  located at 2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110.

A copy of the announcement may be found here.

Meeting Registration

You can register for the meeting here or  by copy/paste of the following URL into your browser: https://secure.inl.gov/ICS-CERT-Briefing?CampaignName=ICSJWG%20Spring%202018.  Note that there may be a delay between registration and confirmation of registration.

Each meeting registrant will also be provided with hotel registration information in the meeting's confirmation-of-registration email.

Accommodation Registration

To participate in the room block and take advantage of the amenities that the Albuquerque Marriott is offering ICSJWG attendees, please register using the registration link.

Alternatively, you can copy/paste the URL into your browser, (http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=U.S.%20Department%20of%20Homeland%20Security%20-%20Industrial%20Control%20System%20Joint%20Working%20Group%20(ICSJWG)%5EABQNM%60GHSGHSA%6093.00%60USD%60false%601%604/9/18%604/13/18%603/26/18&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes).

You may also call 1-800-228-9290 or 1-505-881-6800 and mention the ICSJWG 2018 Spring Meeting.

Please book your room by March 26, 2018 in order to take advantage of the room block rates.

The site-specific Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) may be located here.

Call for Abstracts is now closed! 

Thank you to all who submitted any type of abstract.

Should you need additional information about the meeting or about ICSJWG in general, please contact us at ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov.

Previous Meeting Information

Please find agendas for previous meetings below.

Contact the respective author(s) directly for copies of presentations prior to the last meeting.  

Please contact us if you have questions.

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.

Article submissions for the March 2018 edition are currently being accepted for review until March 16, 2018.

Copies of the current Newsletter and past Newsletters for the past 12 months may be requested from ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov.

ICSJWG Products and Materials

September, 2015 - ICSJWG/ICS-CERT Joint Fact Sheet: ICS Cybersecurity for the C-Level (Six Questions Every C-Level Executive Should Be Asking).
July, 2012 - "Common Industrial Control System Vulnerability Disclosure Framework" developed by the Vendor subgroup.

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.

  • January 2018 – Life After Ukraine: Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Industry Trends and Strategies
  • October 2017 – Creating Predictable Fail Safe Conditions for Healthcare Facility - Related Control Systems and Medical Devices by Use of System Segmentation
  • 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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