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May General Meeting

Stuxnet 5 Years Later -- Did We Learn The Right Lessons?

Speaker: Andrew Ginter, Vice President of Industrial Security, Waterfall Security Solutions

Andrew Ginter

It has been 5 years since Stuxnet came into public view. What have we learned? Did we look for lessons where the light was brightest? Or did we look in the dark corners where our need was greatest?

The bright light shining was "best practice violations." Which best practice though? IT-style best practices were held up to us as the gold standard for industrial control system security, if we could just, finally, figure out how to apply them to our wretched control systems. What was the result? 100% IT-best-practice-compliant control system networks that are singularly vulnerable to attack.

What we should have learned? The difference between industrial control systems and IT systems is, not surprisingly, control. Control systems control large, complex and often dangerous physical equipment. When a turbine is damaged through mis-operation, we can't simply "restore it from backup." ICS-centric defense-in-depth standards are finally emerging that recognize this fundamental difference.

Join us to explore the mistakes we made and how the newest best-practice advice is evolving.

Andrew Ginter is the Vice President of Industrial Security at Waterfall Security Solutions. Andrew spent 25 years leading the development of commercial products for a variety of computer networking, industrial control system and industrial cyber-security vendors. Andrew is currently the co-chair of the ISA SP-99 WG1 working group, and represents Waterfall Security Solutions to NIST, NERC-CIP, other ISA SP-99 working groups, as well as other cyber-security standards bodies. Andrew writes and speaks frequently on industrial control system cyber-security topics. He holds degrees in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Calgary, as well as ISP, ITCP, and CISSP accreditations.


Tillyard Conference Centre

715 - 5 Ave. S.W.

5:30 PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Snacks at 17:30. Meeting begins at 18:00.

Building doors are locked at 18:00, so please try to arrive early.

There is $2 parking after 16:00 across the street in the underground parkade (McDougall Centre).

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Annual General Meeting and Elections

The Calgary UNIX Users' Group is holding its Annual General Meeting and election of the 2015/2016 Board of Directors. Nominees so far include the following:

Tillyard Conference Centre

715 - 5 Ave. S.W.

5:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 2015

N.B. This is the fifth Tuesday of the month.

Snacks at 17:30. Meeting begins at 18:00.

Building doors are locked at 18:00, so please try to arrive early.


June General Meeting

Raspberry Pi Show and Tell

Speaker: Alan Dewar

What is the Raspberry Pi? Where did it come from and what is it good for? Come hear about this single-board computer and its background. If you have one of your own, let us know what you use it for. If you don't have one, would you like to? This meeting's door prize is a Raspberry Pi 2! You must be a CUUG member to be eligible to win.

Tillyard Conference Centre

715 - 5 Ave. S.W.

5:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 2015

N.B. This is the fifth Tuesday of the month.

Snacks at 17:30. CUUG Annual General Meeting begins at 18:00. Presentation begins immediately after AGM.

Building doors are locked at 18:00, so please try to arrive early.

There is $2 parking after 16:00 across the street in the underground parkade (McDougall Centre).

Everyone is welcome to attend, but you must be a CUUG member to win the door prize!