Critical Infrastructure Security: Join our March #SecChat, Thurs. 3/29 with @IntelSec_Biz

If you’ve been following along in the Security Connected blog lately, I’m sure you’ve noticed my series of podcast interviews on critical infrastructure with Eric Knapp, Director of Critical Infrastructure Markets in McAfee’s Global Business Development Group. Building upon this theme, I would like to invite you, the security community, to discuss this topic openly during our March #SecChat.

For a long time, we’ve been told that critical infrastructure is vulnerable and needs to be secured. Previously isolated control systems at electrical and nuclear plants, oil refineries and more now have direct connections to other systems and to the Internet. This modernization process has enabled an immense increase in productivity, but it has also caused a wide array of cybersecurity concerns.

We want to know: What is your opinion on threats to critical infrastructure, especially given recent high-profile exploits like Stuxnet and Duqu? How should organizations address the threat of attack – and does the high real-world impact of a potential breach make a difference? Who do you think will be the most likely vectors of an attack – hacktivists, organized criminals, nation-states? And finally, how do you see these threats evolving in coming years?

Join us next Thursday, 3/29 at 11am PT and take a closer look at this topic, alongside industry experts from McAfee. Before the chat, I encourage you to take a look at our podcast series on critical infrastructure, with topics on SCADA and ICS Systems, Network Perimeter Security, and Situational Awareness.

Logistics: How do I participate in #SecChat?

1. Find

– Search for the #SecChat hashtag (via TweetChat, TweetDeck, or a Twitter client) and watch the real-time stream.

2. Follow

– @IntelSec_Biz will get the conversation rolling by posing a few questions to participants.

3. Engage!

– Tweet your reactions, questions and @reply’s to the chat, making sure to use the #SecChat hashtag.

– #SecChat should last about an hour.

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