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Forescout's Strategy Post SecurityMatters Acquisition

Unsolicited Response Podcast

Release Date: 06/27/2019

Board of Directors Role in ICS Security with Thomas Parenty show art Board of Directors Role in ICS Security with Thomas Parenty

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A big challenge facing any team trying to deal with OT and ICS cyber risk is getting executive leadership and the Board of Directors support and leadership on this issue. The problems that arise tend to be related to communication styles, understanding of what is truly important to the company, and reducing business risk as determined by the executives and Board.

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ICS Threat Intel with Sergio Caltagirone show art ICS Threat Intel with Sergio Caltagirone

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Sergio began his career doing threat intelligence in the US Government's NSA and now is the VP of Threat Intel at Dragos. We focus in this episode on where the data for threat intel is obtained, how the threat intel product is created, and how it should be used by an ICS asset owner.

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An Interview with Andy Greenberg - Author of Sandworm show art An Interview with Andy Greenberg - Author of Sandworm

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In this episode Dale Peterson interviews Sandworm author and Wired Senior Writer Andy Greenberg on the S4x20 Main Stage. They focus on the ICS issues in the story. Who is Sandworm? What did Sandworm do? How was the West's response to these attacks? and much more.

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Kelly Jackson Higgins Interviews Dale show art Kelly Jackson Higgins Interviews Dale

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The tables are turned in this episode of the Unsolicited Response podcast with Kelly Jackson Higgins of Dark Reading interviewing Dale in the S4x20 Green Room. Kelly has been coming to S4 and covering the ICS security space for over seven years, and this experience lets her write and edit articles with important information and minimal hype.

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The Cabana Sessions show art The Cabana Sessions

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I spoke with two Digital Bond alumni and Lord Remorin at the S4x20 Cabana Sessions about a wide ranging set of technical topics. First Reid Wightman and I speak about CTFs, Pwn2Own, and his basement. Then I talk with Stephen Hilt and Lord Remorin about their ICS Factory Honeynet. How they built it and what they saw.

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Megan Samford on ICS4ICS show art Megan Samford on ICS4ICS

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Dale Peterson interviews Megan Samford of Rockwell Automation in the S4x20 Green Room.

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Interview with DHS CISA Director Chris Krebs show art Interview with DHS CISA Director Chris Krebs

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This episode is my ~30 minute interview with DHS CISA Director Chris Krebs in the S4x20 Green Room.

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An Interview with Marina Krotofil show art An Interview with Marina Krotofil

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Marina Krotofil has been able to view the ICS security world from a number of perspectives. Beginning as an academic; working for an ICS vendor (Honeywell); working for an ICS security products and services company (FireEye); and now working for a large European petrochemical company.

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Sean McBride on ICS Security Education and Degree Programs show art Sean McBride on ICS Security Education and Degree Programs

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Sean McBride was on some of the earliest Unsolicited Response episodes when he was a Founder and Analyst with Critical Intelligence, the first ICS Threat Intel company. The first 10 minutes of the interview discuss the state of ICS threat intel today.

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An Interview with Patrick Miller show art An Interview with Patrick Miller

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I sat down with Patrick Miller in Sochi, Russia after we both presented at the Kaspersky KICS event. We cover the electric sector beyond NERC CIP, recruiting and retaining ICS security talent, what Patrick is currently passionate about in ICS security and more.

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More Episodes

Forescout's acquisition of SecurityMatters for $113M in cash was the first major exit from the OT Detection Space (or broader passive monitoring market as you will hear in the podcast). I spoke with Brian Proctor about a number of issues including:

  • What it was like moving from an asset owner to a vendor
  • The best way for an asset owner to recruit or develop ICS security talent in this high demand environment
  • His thoughts on the OT Detection and broader passive monitoring space (and my Endgame article)
  • Forescout's strategy for the OT capabilities in their "platform" and the market in general

WARNING: If you are one who gets offended by commercial content in a presentation or podcast, perhaps you should skip this episode. When the primary topic is a company's strategy to address the market it is impossible to expect the guest to not promote their offerings. The answers to me questions almost required a response that would be considered promotional. I will write up my analysis of the Forescout strategy in the upcoming weeks.

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Sponsors

This episode was sponsored by CyberX. Founded by military cyber experts with nation-state expertise defending critical infrastructure, CyberX has developed an end-to-end platform for continuous ICS threat monitoring and risk mitigation.

This episode was sponsored by aeSolutions. aeSolutions is an engineering and consulting company specializing in process safety and industrial cybersecurity. aeSolutions has pioneered the CyberPHA methodology which is a proven method to assess industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity risk leveraging well established process safety techniques.