Thursday, December 10, 2015

SCADA/ICS security conferences in 2016

On SCADASEC mailing list there was a question about security conferences in 2016 worth attending. I find this question very interesting so I decided to list here all responses received in this thread. The result is shown in the following table:


List of ICS/SCADA conferences in 2016
Important dates Conference name Venue Comment
Conference date:
January 12-14, 2016
S4x16 Week Miami South Beach Probably the best in the US for a heavy research focus, Dale and team do an excellent job on trying to do a "what's next" approach usually as well as a lot of flash/flair (fun time)
Conference date:
February 7-11, 2016
Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit Tenerife, Spain
Conference date:
February 9-11, 2016
DistribuTech Orange County Convention Center, West Halls A3-4 & B, Orlando, FL Focused on power grid, very OT centric and not security focused gives a unique look at broader industry
Conference date:
February 16-23, 2016
ICS Security Summit Orlando, FL Great 2 day conference with opportunity to take training classes if you want, hands-on challenges, live demos, and ~200 strong IT/OT mixed audience
Conference date:
April 26-28, 2016
ICS Cyber Security London, United Kingdom
Conference date:
May 3-5, 2016
ICSJWG 2016 Spring Meeting Scottsdale, AZ Multiple times a year in different locations): Definitely one to go for anyone new to the ICS community, it's free and the ICSCERT folks are always very kind/professional/awesome.
Conference date:
May 30, 2016
ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS 2016) Xi’an, China
Conference date:
October 25-27, 2016
4SICS Stockholm, Sweden Great IT/OT mix (50% practitioners this past year) with a very similar vibe to S4 in terms of flair/research
Conference date:
November 10-11, 2016
11th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo Westin Houston Memorial City Houston, Texas Focused on Oil/Gas, very diverse group of speakers with a lot of vendor interaction.

Note: I'm extrapolating in this case as when and where the next conference will take place.

The column titled Comment is taken from this mail message, so I'm crediting the original author as I don't have any first-person experience with the mentioned conferences. Also, you can find additional list of conferences here and here.

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