CyberArk to Host Session at Digital Bond’s SCADA Security Scientific Symposium (S4)

January 13, 2014

Session to Outline Increasing Security Risks and Issues when Managing Remote Access to Critical Infrastructure

Newton, Mass. – January 13, 2014  CyberArk, the company securing the heart of the enterprise, today announced that it will host a session during Digital Bond’s SCADA Security Scientific Symposium (S4) event. The session, titled “Managing and Securing Remote Access to Critical Infrastructure” will take place during S4’s inaugural Operations Technology (OT Day) and will cover the cyber threats presented by the mismanagement of privileged accounts in today’s critical infrastructure.  S4 draws the best technical talent and thought leaders in the industrial control systems (ICS) security community looking to learn and discuss advanced ICS security topics.

Who:    Yariv Lenchner, Senior Product Manager, CyberArk

What:  “Managing and Securing Remote Access to Critical Infrastructure”

An alarming number of headline-grabbing cyber attacks, viruses and data breaches (i.e. attacks on U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the NSA leak) have targeted critical infrastructure. In each of these incidents, the common thread has been the exploitation of privileged accounts. The privileged accounts and identities that are widely used in the OT and ICS/SCADA fields expose ICS/SCADA to the risk of cyber attacks. During this session, Yariv Lenchner of CyberArk will cover the security risks and issues around the management and usage of privileged/interactive user access (remote and local) and will cover the following topics:

  • Management of generic and shared accounts (and their users)
  • Password management and policy enforcements
  • Remote interactive access to critical systems (e.g. vendor support)
  • Typical jump server implementations and their  security weaknesses
  • Isolation, monitoring and control over interactive/privileged session
  • Recommended design and implementation of jump servers

When:  Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Where: Kovens Conference Center, 3000 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami, Florida 33181

Twitter: @CyberArk