Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG)

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.


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ICSJWG 2019 Fall Meeting 

Tower Square Hotel Springfield | Springfield, Massachusetts

August 27 - 29, 2019

Call for Abstracts

We are very excited to offer the Call-for-Abstracts for the 2019 Fall meeting.

To submit an abstract for a Presentation, Demonstration, Panel or Lightning Round, submit a completed Abstract Submission Form. Please submit one form for each type. To reserve space for a Booth at the Vendor Expo, interested individuals must also submit a request using the same Abstract Submission Form. (Booth spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come-first served basis. At this time, we expect up to 15 booth spaces to be available.)

Submit proposed abstracts for any type (including a booth) by 5:00 P.M. EDT July 26, 2019 to ICSJWG.Communications@hq.dhs.gov.

After the submission closure date, all abstracts will be reviewed for inclusion in the Fall Meeting agenda.  The ICSJWG Program Management Office will contact authors of accepted abstracts with detailed speaker guidance.  Alternatives will be provided to those who cannot be accommodated in the upcoming meeting’s agenda. Also at that time, those applying for a booth at the Vendor Expo will be provided detailed information about booth-location opportunities and venue related logistics. Submissions received after the deadline may be included for consideration at one of the future meetings.

Meeting Registration

Meeting registration for the ICSJWG 2019 Fall Meeting in Springfield, Massachusetts from August 27 – 29, 2019 is open!

Please register for the meeting no later than August 21, 2019.

There is no cost to attend this event.  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.

Hotel Reservations

The ICSJWG 2019 Fall Meeting will be held at the Tower Square Hotel Springfield, located at 2 Boland Way, Springfield, Massachusetts 01115. This is in the heart of downtown Springfield, and is in a centralized location for restaurants and shopping.  To take advantage of the amenities and the government rates offered at the hotel please use the hotel reservation site or copy/paste the URL into your browser (https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=95080&Chain=5150&arrive=8/25/2019&depart=8/31/2019&adult=1&child=0&group=GICSJG). Alternatively you can call 1-413-750-3020 to speak to someone about reservations, citing the ICSJWG Fall Meeting. There are a limited number of rooms, so book your hotel room soon.

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 September 2019 edition are currently being accepted for review until September 13, 2019.

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

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.

Upcoming Webinars

Persistent Threat-Based Security for ICS Systems - July 17, 2019
Cyberattacks are unpredictable, and often cause significant damage. Once a cyber-threat vector has been released in the wild, it often spreads and then persists over an extended period of time. This webinar will outline an approach to strengthen system security of OT systems by proposing a real time threat-based adaptive protection against cyber threats and attacks. The speakers outline the process in detail and demonstrate resistance to new cyber threats with examples.

Presenters Devesh Ahuja and Dr. Vijay Ahuja of Cipher Solutions
Devesh Ahuja has an extensive background in network security and in encryption. He has worked with private industry as well as with the Government and has taught about Public Key Infrastructure and Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A).
Dr. Vijay Ahuja is a leading authority on Information and Internet security and privacy. With more than 30 years of industry experience ranging from design, development, and consulting to marketing and executive positions. He is the co-author of two patents on key management and public key infrastructure.

Register by July 16, 2019. Webinar access details will be provided upon your registration.

Past Webinars

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.

  • 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.