This is it. The last week to submit your paper/presentation for S4 2012 in Miami Beach, January 18-19. We are accepting 15 and 30-minute presentations without a technical paper as well as the traditional S4 60-minute technical paper presentation.
It is a great experience presenting your work at S4. In fact, we created S4 after Matt Franz complained that he had nowhere to present technical control system security research in detail to an audience that would understand it. You don’t need to explain what a DCS or PLC or DNP3 is. You don’t need to explain A-I-C or how you can’t scan ICS with abandon. This audience is advanced and will even push you a bit in the Q&A.
With attendance limited to 55 people, presenting is the only way to guarantee your slot at S4. We are boldly predicting a fast sellout this year, and you don’t want to miss out.
Project Basecamp Update 1: For those of you that have read all the way to the end, here is a bit of news. The first PLC in Project Basecamp, our S4 presentation, was completely compromised in 16 hours. It’s quite ugly and embarrassing what the vendor did. So Siemens will not need to feel lonely or picked on for much longer.
Project Basecamp Update 2: We have had a strong response from the ICS security researcher community wishing to get involved in this project. All six of our PLC’s have been allocated to researchers. If you have a PLC/RTU or similar that you want tested and can loan to the project for a month, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.