ICS “Subversive Six” – the unseen risks within industrial infrastructures

Sean McBride aka self-described “Mr. Potatohead” delivered a keynote address at Belden’s annual Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminar (IEIDS).

Sean is the lead analyst for critical infrastructure at iSight, specializing in securing industrial control systems (ICS) and operations environments.

Sean gave an excellent keynote drawn both his life experiences in the Idaho potato industry, and from his years in forensic and analyst work to help secure critical infrastructure and industrial control systems.

Sean masterfully wove his talk from the fields of Idaho to the control floor of industrial businesses. Speaking from experience, he highlighted the potentially “unseen” risks within potato farming and harvesting processes

  • Unauthenticated protocols
  • Outdated Hardware
  • Weak Password Management
  • Weak File Integrity Checks
  • Vulnerable Windows Operating Systems
  • Undocumented Third Party Relationships

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