SecurityWeek's 2018 ICS Cyber Security Conference concluded yesterday. Cultural issues received as much attention as technical ones. Many of the speakers remarked on the fissures that continue to open between IT and OT (and a great many cybersecurity professionals come from the IT as opposed to the OT world), and between ICS vendors and security vendors as well. Sometimes you work through the issues by physically showing up and getting to know the people and conditions that actually obtain in a facility. Sometimes you overcome them through a systematic approach to disclosure. And sometimes a mutually trusted third party can help.
There were also interesting presentations of case studies that suggest how swiftly effective attack tools are spreading.
We'll wrap up our coverage with some notes early next week.