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Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Seminar

ISA New Orleans Section

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Seminar

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Live Audience - Member   more info Ended $325.00 $0.00
Live Audience - Non-member   more info Ended $450.00 $0.00
Web Session - Member   more info Ended $325.00 $0.00
Web Session - Non-member   more info Ended $450.00 $0.00

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The ISA New Orleans Section presents:

Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Seminar

Until recently, the reasons for securing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or Industrial Control Systems (ICS) weren’t always that compelling to the end user. But cyber-attacks on are on the rise with the increased convergence of plant operations with IT infrastructure.  The risks are certainly greater with critical infrastructure facilities such as Power, Oil & Gas, or Water/Wastewater plants.  But smaller less critical processes are also exposed to cyber-attacks which can pose significant risks to human health and safety, the environment, and business operations.

To begin to address the risks and mitigation of cyber-attacks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has put together a framework to address ICS Cybersecurity.  This ICS security guide advises on how to reduce the vulnerability of computer-controlled industrial systems to undersired attacks, equipment failures, errors, inadequate malware protection and other threats.

Join us for a special event that will discuss the main tenants of the NIST ICS Cybersecurity framework that includes Identification, Protection, Detection, Response and Recovery techniques as used in industry today.

Featured Speakers:

Featured Presenters


8:00 – 8:15  Welcome and Introductions

8:15 – 9:00  NIST Cybersecurity Framework Overview

9:00 – 10:30  Indentify: Identifying the Threats to the ICS

10:30 – 12:00  Protect: How to Protect and Defend Against Cyber Threats

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch

1:00 – 2:30  Detect: Detection of Undesired Activities in Real-time

2:30 – 4:00  Response & Recovery: Response Planning and Recovery from an ICS Attack

4:00 – 4:30  Wrap-up, Panelist Q&A


Guest Speakers

IDENTIFY – Identifying the Threats to the  ICS by David Bacque – Senior Manager – Accenture Asset and Operations Services (AAOS), North America

David Bacque is a Senior Manager with Accenture’s Asset and Operations Services division.  He formerly held positions of increasing responsibility with Cimation as Industrial IT Consultant, Supervisor, Program Manager, and Director of Operations.  Dave received his BS in Information Systems and Decision Sciences – Management Information Systems from Louisiana State University in 2001.  Prior to his involvement with Cimation, Dave was involved in IT and Systems Administration at Albert Garaudy and Associates, TOTAL Petrochemicals, and Audubon Engineering.


PROTECT – How to Protect and Defend Against Cyber Threats by Mitch Williams – IT Operations Supervisor – Chevron Oronite Company

Mitch Williams currently works in Belle Chasse, LA for Chevron Oronite Company.  He is the IT Operations Supervisor and is responsible for the security and information protection governance for the entire IT system.  He also supports global efforts to increase protection from cyber-attacks.  Prior to joining Chevron, Mitch was appointed as the Network Security Officer (NSO) for the Coast Guard Finance Center.  He and his team of IT Professionals have successfully passed several IT audits with the government and while working for Chevron.

Mitch earned a bachelor’s degree in Internetworking Technology from Strayer University and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Ashford University. His experience in cyber security extends into network traffic analyzing, intrusion protection, next generation firewall as well as monitoring and alerting on suspicious behavior. 


DETECT– Detection of Undesired Activities in Real-time by Robert Albach – Senior Product Line Manager – IoT Security – Cisco Systems

Robert Albach joined Cisco in 2010.  As a product manager, he has defined and delivered three network security solutions.  His most recent solution is Cisco’s first Industrial Security Appliance.  Prior to his Cisco tenure, he guided the IPS Management solutions and low end IPS solutions for Intrusion Prevention pioneer TippingPoint.  Outside of network security, Robert has lead product management efforts in the application management space at IBM/Tivoli; BMC; and Quest Software.


Earn 8.0 PDH hours. Register today!  Seating will be limited.

The ISA New Orleans Section would like to thank M.S. Benbow for their generous donation of their facility.

Have questions about Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Seminar? Contact ISA New Orleans Section

When & Where

M S Benbow & Associates
2450 Severn Avenue
Suite 400
Metairie, LA 70001

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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ISA New Orleans Section

The ISA's mission is to become the standard for automation globally by certifying industry professionals; providing education and training; publishing books and technical articles; hosting conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals; and developing standards for industry. Our vision is to work in partnership with members, customers, and subject-matter experts to disseminate the highest quality, unbiased automation information worldwide.

The ISA New Orleans Section has been active in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, which includes Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. John Parish, Plaquemines Parish, and other surrounding parishes for 70 years.

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