The Gathering II

A Gathering of Friends Le Sueur, Eustache
French painter during the Renaissance Period
(b. 1616/17, Paris, d. 1655, Paris)

“A Gathering of Friends”, circa 1640-42

First Announcement and Call for Speakers
November 3-4, 2010, SMU (Southern Methodist University), Dallas, TX

The SCADA Cyber Security Workshop is a one day event which is focused on SCADA security issues in both government and private infrastructure

A new feature of the this workshop is a “plug fest” to be held on November 3, 2010. The plug fest event is a follow-up to a previous event sponsored by Infracritical, Inc. in May, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The intent of the plug fest is allow control system engineers and researchers to meet in a laboratory environment for vulnerability testing of various industrial control system (ICS) hardware and software components. We encourage plug fest attendees to bring any type of ICS hardware and software. We will use a network Fuzzer to test for vulnerabilities and also encourage attendees to propose tests to be conducted. Identified vulnerabilities will be reported to vendors. Generalized plug fest results will be reported out during the main SCADA workshop on November 3. A email list and website will be created to support pre-event planning.

We are looking for speakers and poster presentations addressing a broad range of SCADA security issues in the following focus areas:

* Attack Vectors
* Cyber Physical Security
* Emerging Threats
* Insider threat
* Smart Grid
* Industrial Controls
* DoD Infrastructure
* SCADA Security Education
* SCADA Manufacturer’s Perspective

Speaking proposals must be completed on-line at the SCADA Cyber Security Workshop web site and are due by September 1, 2010.

The link to submit your speaking proposal and panelist topic is and will be open shortly.

Final decisions on speakers included in the conference will be made by September 30, 2010 and all submitters will be notified that week. If your proposal is accepted, presentations and speaker biographies will be required to be provided electronically to us no later than October 15th, 2010.

Additional information about the SCADA Cyber Security Workshop can be found at Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Phillip C. Womble, PhD
2413 Nashville Road Suite 126
Bowling Green, KY 42101