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Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) hosts 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 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.

NCCIC/ICSJWG developed a Fact Sheet for quick reference information about the ICSJWG: NCCIC ICSJWG Fact Sheet.

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ICSJWG 2019 Spring Meeting 

 Kansas City, Missouri | April 23 - 25, 2019


The ICSJWG Program Management Office is excited to announce that the ICSJWG 2019 SpringMeeting will be held in Kansas City, Missouri in April 23-25, 2019.  More detailed information will be coming soon.

Call for Abstracts

We are allowing extra time for abstract submissions because this meeting kicks off the 10th anniversary of our meetings!

To submit an abstract for any category or to submit a request for a booth at the Vendor Expo, interested individuals must submit a completed Abstract Submission Form. Please contact us at ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov for more information.

Proposed abstracts for any of the above must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. eastern time March 8, 2019 to ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov. Submissions received after the deadline cannot be considered.  After the submission closure date, all abstracts will be reviewed for inclusion in the Spring Meeting agenda. The Program Management Office will subsequently contact authors of accepted abstracts with detailed speaker guidance.

Additional Information

For additional information, 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.  

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 2019 edition are currently being accepted for review until March 11, 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

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

ICSJWG Webinar Series

The webinar "Five Ways to Ensure the Integrity of Your Operations" has been re-scheduled for March 4, 2019 from 1pm - 2pm EST.

Because of the delay, we cannot use previous the registration list or previous responses. Please re-register for the meeting, at your earliest convenience, by March 1, 2019.

Mr. Michael Rothschild, Director of Marketing at Indegy will be presenting.

"In the course of the last twenty four months, there have been unprecedented changes to industrial operations such as yours. With a more heterogeneous community accessing your OT network on more devices and conducting more operations through IIoT enabled devices, the integrity of those operations has never been more complex. Failure to adjust to this new reality can result in visibility, security and control gaps, which can put your organization at risk.

Join Indegy for this highly engaging discussion on the top five things you need to know to help reduce the security risk that has found its way into industrial operations and how, by implementing them, you can increase the efficiency of your operations while simultaneously reducing costs.”

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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