The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) 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.
CISA/ICSJWG developed a Fact Sheet for quick reference information about the ICSJWG: ICSJWG Fact Sheet.
ICSJWG 2020 Spring Meeting | Salt Lake City, Utah
April 14 - 16, 2020
Save the Date
We are very pleased to officially announce the date of the ICJSWG 2020 Spring Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, from April 14 –16, 2020. Please share this “Save-the-Date” information with others who are interested in the ICSJWG and who wish to collaborate with us in our continuing information sharing efforts and dedication to protection of critical infrastructure.
Call for Abstracts
We are also pleased to distribute the Call-for-Abstracts for the 2020 Spring meeting.
Proposed abstracts for any Speaking Session or for a Vendor Expo booth must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. eastern time February 28, 2020. To submit an abstract for either a Speaking Session or Vendor Booth, interested individuals must complete an Abstract Submission Form and send it 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. Please contact us at ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov for more information.
Registration for the meeting and at the venue will be available soon.
There is no cost to attend any of these events. However, travel, accommodations, meals, beverages, and other incidental expenses are the responsibility of the event participant and will NOT be covered by ICSJWG, CISA, or DHS.
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 August 2019 Meeting (Springfield, MA)
- ICSJWG April 2019 Meeting (Kansas City, MO)
- ICSJWG August 2018 Meeting (Cincinnati, OH)
- ICSJWG April 2018 Meeting (Albuquerque, NM)
- ICSJWG September 2017 Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA)
- ICSJWG April 2017 Meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
- ICSJWG September 2016 Meeting (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
- ICSJWG May 2016 Meeting (Scottsdale, AZ)
- ICSJWG October 2015 Meeting (Savannah, GA)
- ICSJWG June 2015 Meeting (Washington, DC)
- ICSJWG October 2014 Meeting (Idaho Falls, ID)
- ICSJWG June 2014 Meeting (Indianapolis, IN)
- ICSJWG November 2013 Meeting (Rockville, MD)
- ICSJWG May 2013 Whitepapers and Presentations
- ICSJWG 2012 Fall Conference
- ICSJWG 2012 Spring Conference
If you would like to submit an article or whitepaper 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 2020 edition are currently being accepted for review until March 13, 2020.
Copies of the current Newsletter and the previous three Quarter's Newsletters may be requested from ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov.
ICSJWG Products and Materials
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 year. Please note that marketing or sales presentations aimed at gaining the audience's interest in services, capabilities, or products cannot be approved.
OT Needs 'Special Consideration' Which Means a Modified Approach to Security and True IT/OT Convergence to Achieve a Robust VM Program - March 11, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT
The current OT security landscape is typified by common trends such as increased cyber risk, growing pressure from corporate and regulatory bodies to implement security programs and an influx of IT teams ‘muscling’ their way into the OT cyber security practice. These trends continue to put pressure on OT practitioners to both accelerate their use of technology as well as find innovative and creative ways to scale those solutions across multiple assets and sites but managed by a scarce, often remote, support team all while balancing the need to use IT tools but to apply OT safe practices and processes.
This combination of factors has led several operational entities to employ what we call a ‘Think Global but Act Local’ approach to security. A central team of skilled security people monitor and identify all OT assets in scope across multiple operational facilities. Security actions or trends that require execution or remediation are identified. This team, in conjunction with OT specific representation at site, then plan, schedule and execute the tasks through automated technology with on site, OT oversight. This approach provides multiple benefits to the operating company.
Rick Kaun, Verve Industrial Protection
Rick Kaun is the VP Solutions for Verve Industrial Protection. Rick has over 14 years in IT and security during which he has provided varying levels of consulting projects to a wide range of clients in multiple industries including oil and gas, refining, mining, power, pulp and paper as well a handful of discrete manufacturing industries.
To register for this webinar, please send an email with your name, company, and sector from a work-related email address to ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov.
Past webinar presentations which have been released are found below and may be requested from the Program Office through ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov. If they are still available, they will be forwarded to you upon request.
- November 2019 – Secure Operations Technology
- July 2019 – Persistent Threat-Based Security for ICS Systems
- March 2019 – Five Ways to Ensure the Integrity of Your Operations
- September 2018 - The Top 20 Cyberattacks on Industrial Control Systems
- 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 notifications, 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.