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CyberX Sponsors SANS Webcast on NotPetya, Dragonfly, CrashOverride and Implementing Active Cyber Defense for Industrial Control Networks
[October 11, 2017]

CyberX Sponsors SANS Webcast on NotPetya, Dragonfly, CrashOverride and Implementing Active Cyber Defense for Industrial Control Networks

BOSTON, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CyberX , provider of the most widely-deployed industrial cybersecurity platform for continuously reducing ICS risk, today announced that it is sponsoring an educational SANS webinar about Active Cyber Defense and how it protects industrial and critical infrastructure networks from advanced malware and targeted attacks.

Featuring Mike Assante, SANS Director of Critical Infrastructure & ICS, and Phil Neray, VP of Industrial Cybersecurity at CyberX, the webinar will be held on Thursday, October 12 at 1pm EDT (17:00:00 UTC). Those interested in attending can register here. (Note: If you're not a SANS member, you can create a free account to register.)

SANS defines Active Cyber Defense as the process of using security operations to continuously identify and counter threats. The Active Defense Cycle consists of four phases that continuously feed each other to create an ongoing process: asset identification and network security monitoring; incident response; threat and environment manipulation (e.g., addressing vulnerabilities); and threat intelligence consumption.

Mike Assante, recently selected as one of "The Most Influential People in Security" by Security Magazine, will explain why perimeter security is no longer sufficient to protect industrial control networks from modern threats such as sophisticated malware, APTs, and insider threats.

He'll also describe the architecture of modern malware such as WannaCry, NotPetya, and CrashOverride/Industroyer, and the anatomy of targeted attacks such as Dragonfly 2.0. Finally, he'll explain how Active Cyber Defense maps to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and provide actionable takeaways to help ICS/SCADA defenders implement Active Cyber Defense in a practical and pragmatic manner.

Phil Neray, CyberX's VP of Industrial Cybersecurity, will show how to predict attack paths to your critical ICS/SCADA/DCS asets using specialized Network Traffic Analysis (NTA), so you can proactively mitigate the most important vulnerabilities before they're exploited. He'll also describe how modern OT cybersecurity platforms can effectively support Active Cyber Defense for industrial and critical infrastructures.

About Mike Assante, Director of Critical Infrastructure & ICS at the SANS Institute (Twitter: @assante_michael)
Michael Assante is currently the SANS lead for Industrial Control System (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) security. He previously served as VP and CSO of the North American Electric Reliability (NERC) Corporation, where he oversaw industry-wide implementation of cyber security standards across the continent. Prior to joining NERC, Mr. Assante held a number of high-level positions at Idaho National Labs and served as VP and CSO for American Electric Power. He has testified before the US Senate and House and was an initial member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. Before his career in security, he served in various naval intelligence and information warfare roles and was honored in 1997 as a Naval Intelligence Officer of the Year.

About Phil Neray, VP of Industrial Cybersecurity, CyberX (Twitter: @rdecker99)
Phil began his career as a Schlumberger engineer on oil rigs in South America and as an engineer with Hydro-Quebec. He has a BSEE from McGill University, is certified in cloud security (CCSK), and has a 1st Degree Black Belt in American Jiu Jitsu. Prior to CyberX, Phil held executive roles at enterprise security leaders such as IBM Security/Q1 Labs, Guardium, Veracode, and Symantec.

About CyberX (Twitter: @CyberX_Labs)
CyberX provides the most widely-deployed industrial cybersecurity platform for continuously reducing ICS risk. By monitoring OT networks for targeted attacks, malware, and insider threats, the CyberX platform enables organizations to prevent costly production outages, catastrophic safety failures, and theft of corporate IP.

Founded in 2013 by IDF cyber veterans previously responsible for protecting critical national infrastructure, CyberX has gained considerable industry recognition including being named a 2015 Gartner Cool Vendor and one of the "10 Coolest IoT Start-Ups" by CRN. CyberX is also the only industrial cybersecurity supplier selected for the SINET16 Innovator Award sponsored by the US DHS and DoD, and the only ICS security vendor recognized by the International Society of Automation (ISA).

The CyberX platform addresses the need for more robust industrial security by delivering continuous threat monitoring and asset discovery for ICS/SCADA networks, leveraging its deep understanding of industrial protocols combined with ICS-specific behavioral analytics, threat intelligence, and risk analytics.

An active member of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the ICS-ISAC, CyberX's groundbreaking ICS threat intelligence research was recently featured in the popular McGraw-Hill book series, "ICS Hacking Exposed." For more information visit

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