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The Industrial Control System Security Workshop will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in conjunction with the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). ACSAC will be held at the Condado Plaza Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control systems monitor and control a wide range of industrial and infrastructure processes such as water treatment, power generation and transmission, oil and gas refining and steal manufacturing. Such systems are usually built using a variety of commodity computer and networking components, and are becoming increasingly interconnected with corporate and other Internet-visible networks. As a result, they face significant threats from internal and external actors. For example, in 2010 the Stuxnet malware was specifically written to attack SCADA systems and caused millions of dollars in damages.

The critical requirement for high availability in SCADA and industrial control systems, along with the use of resource constrained computing devices, legacy operating systems and proprietary software applications limits the applicability of traditional information security solutions. The goal of this workshop is to explore new security techniques that are applicable in the control systems context.

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Submission Topics

Papers of interest including (but not limited to) the following subject categories are solicited:

  • Intrusion detection and prevention

  • Malware

  • Vulnerability analysis and risk management

  • Digital forensics

  • Virtualization

  • Application security

  • Performance evaluation of security methods and tools in control systems

  • Cybersecurity Education

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Important Date
  • Dec 05


    Conference Date

  • Sep 13 2017

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Oct 25 2017

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Nov 07 2017

    Final Paper Deadline