SCADA and National Critical Infrastructures: is security an “optional”?

April 24, 2008 (at 4 p.m.) in Attacks

SCADA acronym stands for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition, and its related to industrial automation inside critical infrastructures. This talk will introduce the audience to SCADA environments and its totally different security approaches, outlining the main key differences with typical IT Security best practices. We will analyze a real world case study related to industry. We will describe the most common security mistakes and some of the direct consequences of such mistakes to a production environment. In addition, attendees will be shown a video of real SCADA machines reacting to these attacks in the most interesting ways!

Raoul Chiesa

Raoul “Nobody” Chiesa (OPST, OPSA), Founder & CTO, – Italy. Mr. Chiesa has been active in the field of computer security research at a high level since 1986; from 1997, as a member of a team of experts and researchers, he contributed to national and international Security R&D projects. Raoul is a co-author of the books (in english) “Hacking Linux Exposed, ISECOM Edition” (2008) and Profiling Hackers (2008), along with a huge list of contributions and papers in Italy.