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NSA Cyber Chief to Keynote 2015 ICS Cyber Security Conference

SecurityWeek is proud to announce that Philip D. Quade, Chief of the NSA Cyber Task Force and Special Assistant to the Director National Security Agency for Cyber, will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 ICS Cyber Security Conference, taking place Oct. 26-29 in Atlanta, Georgia.

On the morning of Oct. 27, Mr. Quade will deliver a keynote address titled “Protecting the Infrastructures on Which We Depend”.

Philip Quade - NSA

As industrial control systems start looking more like IT systems, and as our everyday environment starts looking more like ICS architectures, Mr. Quade will explain why stakeholders need to re-evaluate their strategies for ensuring that ICS continues to reliably underpin the missions and services on which we depend. With the ICS 'attack surface' growing substantially, Mr. Quade will address the roles we each of us might take to leverage each other's unique insights and capabilities.

Now in its 13th year, SecurityWeek’s ICS Cyber Security Conference is the foremost and longest-running cyber security-focused event series for the industrial control systems sectors. The conference caters to the energy, water, utility, chemical, transportation, manufacturing, and other industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.

Immediately prior to his current role at the National Security Agency, Mr. Quade served the Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance Directorate at NSA, managing day-to-day operations, strategy, planning, integration, and relationships, in cybersecurity and related disciplines. He also served external to NSA as head of the Information Operations Technology Center’s Advanced Technology Group, as a Professional Staffer at the US Senate, and at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for a cross-discipline intelligence effort. Previous assignments at NSA include serving as a computer scientist, cryptanalyst, computer & network security evaluator, and a variety of policy, program management, and resource jobs.

ICS Cyber Security ConferenceRegistration is $1895 ($1695 Gov/Mil) and includes a full day of workshops and training and a total of four days of content. Registration and additional information is available online at www.icscybersecurityconference.com.

Since 2002, the ICS Cyber Security Conference has gathered ICS cyber security stakeholders across various industries and attracts operations and control engineers, IT, government, vendors and academics. The conference will address the myriad cyber threats facing operators of ICS around the world, with topics including protection for SCADA systems, plant control systems, engineering workstations, substation equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and other field control system devices.

2015 Sponsors Include: Lockheed Martin, Symantec, Waterfall Security, Bedrock Automation, Honeywell, NexDefense, ThreatStream, Intel Security, Cybereason, Cisco, Veracity, Darktrace, Peach Fuzzer, Check Point Software Technologies, and FireEye.

SecurityWeek has also formed a strategic alliance with the Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center for the 2015 conference.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring and analyzing trends in the enterprise IT security space and the threat landscape. In his role at SecurityWeek he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and manages several leading security conferences.