the ICS Security Conference
The ICS Security Conference begins today in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, which serves "energy, utility, chemical, transportation, manufacturing, and other industrial and critical infrastructure organizations," focuses on the distinctive challenges of securing industrial control systems (ICS).
The conference opens just after US authorities warn that the Dragonfly threat group (also known as "Energetic Bear") is actively engaged in spearphishing operations against utilities, principally electrical power organizations. The campaign appears to be in its reconnaissance phase. A similar warning was delivered last week in Belfast by Ciaran Martin, head of GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre, who said that, while the NCSC had successfully blocked attempts to penetrate Northern Ireland's grid, the attackers could be expected to return.
We'll have coverage of the ICS Security Conference throughout the week.