CSAW Talks

Cyberweapons: A Look at Flame and Beyond

Speaker: Roel Schouwenberg (Senior Anti-Virus Researcher, Americas, Global Research & Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab)
Date: November 16, 2012
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Location: Pfizer Auditorium (Dibner)

It's clear by now that Stuxnet will go down in history as a landmark event. It has had a profound impact on how cyberspace and cyberthreats are viewed, particularly by governments, who have started talking more openly about the potential offensive capabilities. This coincided with the discovery of Shamoon/EraseMBR, a destructive cyberweapon that a hacktivist movement claimed credit for.

This presentation will briefly look at the cyberweapons that predate Flame, before examining Flame, Gauss, mini-Flame and other recent cyberweapons in more detail. Finally, we'll look at some of the issues and ramifications around these and future threats.

An Introduction to Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security

Speaker: Neil F. Hershfield (Deputy Director, Control Systems and Security Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Date: November 17, 2012
Time: 9:00 - 10:00
Location: Pfizer Auditorium (Dibner)

Neil Hershfield, Deputy Director, DHS Control Systems Security Program and Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) will present an overview of cyber threats to control systems, associated security practices, and services provided by the Control Systems Security Program.

This presentation will provide an overview of the industrial control systems (ICS) cyber security landscape and describe significant activities and events affecting ICS today. Mr. Neil Hershfield will discuss the components and foundation of ICS and why it is important to secure them from cyber-attacks which could potentially result in physical damage, loss of life, and disruption of services.

Panel Discussion: If a cybercriminal is determined to hack you, can you do anything about it?

Moderator: Ryan Naraine (Security Evangelist, Americas, Global Research & Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab)
Kurt Baumgartner (Senior Security Researcher, Americas, Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab)
Esmond Kane (Director of IT Security for Policy, Risk and Compliance, Harvard University Information Technology)
Justin Cappos (Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering)
Date: November 17, 2012
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Pfizer Auditorium (Dibner)

Our expert panel will explore the following themes:

+ Are you a target? Targeted attacks are not only a problem for high-level executives and governments. Every user is potentially a target.

+ What are the threats targeting mobile devices such as iPhones, Android tablets and other mobile platforms?

+ Is there a failure of user education? What are the issues associated with social engineering attacks and does user education need a complete rethink?