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Sean McGurk, DHS director, Control Systems Security Program (CSSP), will present the ISA Expo 2009 Keynote presentation.

In his presentation, entitled ‘Securing the Nation’s Industrial Control Systems Infrastructure’, McGurk will discuss the current threat landscape, common vulnerabilities and security issues facing critical infrastructure control systems, and mitigation strategies being developed to address these challenges.

He will also discuss current programme efforts, including how to become directly involved in securing the Nation’s critical infrastructure control.

Greg Garcia, president, Garcia Strategies, will deliver the featured presentation, entitled ‘Industrial Security and the Political Control System: A View from Washington’.

Wednesday’s security spotlight will also feature a live ‘Hack and Defend Industrial Wireless Systems’ demonstration.

The session will give attendees the chance to learn techniques about breaking and defending wireless systems, as well as pose questions to the experts.

The ISA Security Lounge will offer meet-and-greet opportunities with ISA Expo keynoters – including Sean McGurk and Greg Garcia, industry leaders, recognised professionals, presentations, and running demonstrations of cyber-security-related topics of interest featured during the technical conference.

The ISA EXPO 2009 conference will feature six Exchange Conference Tracks centered on key issues facing instrumentation, automation and control professionals, including a dedicated track on industrial security.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss best practices, lessons learned and potential solutions to specific automation problems as part of the conference’s technology exchange format.

ISA – International Society of Automation

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