Register for Cybersecurity Lecture Series - Mar. 17

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The Cybersecurity Lecture Series begins at Noon on Mar. 17 in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Room KACB #1116W, 266 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332.

About this presentation
"Out of Control: Ransomware for Industrial Control Systems"

Ransomware has recently emerged as the trending new business model for cybercrime with high-profile attacks on hospitals, revealing how profitable the technique can be when used to hold operationally critical assets for ransom. Meanwhile, industrial control system (ICS) networks are still struggling to update their security practices due to the perceived absence of threats and rarity of real-world ICS attacks. Recent reports suggest that ICS networks may be the next domain that ransomware is targeting but, to date, all attacks have simply used standard ransomware against personal computers with limited effect. In this talk, Ph.D. Candidate David Formby explains the first known version of ransomware to target programmable logic controllers, discusses the economic implications of such an attack, and lays out a generic framework for ICS ransomware to aid in future study and defenses.

Complimentary lunch provided for registered guests. Please bring your own beverage.