7th Annual Industrial Control System Security Workshop (ACSAC ICSS 2021)

December 7th, 2021

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7th Annual Industrial Control System Security Workshop (ACSAC ICSS 2021)

Event submitted on Friday, August 13th 2021, approved by Content Team

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December 7th, 2021
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 Our Review

Water treatment, power generation and transmission, oil and gas refining, and steel manufacture are just a few of the industrial and infrastructure operations that supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control systems (ICS) monitor and handle. In addition, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is quickly increasing the interconnectedness of ICS environments while also presenting a slew of new dangers. More general threats (ransomware) as well as more recent customized nation-state threats targeting safety instrumented equipment have recognized these environments as a primary target (TRISIS). If this is an area that you work in we’d highly recommend you to attend this event!

- Review written by Henry Dalziel on Friday, August 13th 2021.
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Conference Event Summary

The following description was either submitted by the Conference Organizer on Friday, August 13th 2021, or created by us.

Seventh Annual Industrial Control System Security (ICSS) Workshop

The seventh Industrial Control System Security Workshop will be held online Tuesday, December 7, 2021, in conjunction with the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC).

Statement on COVID19. This workshop and ACSAC is being held Virtually this year.

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control systems (ICS) monitor and control a wide range of industrial and infrastructure processes such as water treatment, power generation and transmission, oil and gas refining and steel manufacturing. Furthermore, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is rapidly expanding the interconnectivity of ICS environments and introducing many new threats. These environments have been identified as a key target of more generic threats (ransomware), along with more recent tailored nation-state threats targeting safety instrumented systems (TRISIS).

The critical requirement for high availability in SCADA and industrial control systems, along with the use of resource-constrained computing devices, legacy operating systems, and proprietary software applications limits the applicability of traditional information security solutions. The goal of this workshop is to explore new techniques to improve the security-critical control systems in the face of emerging threats. Papers of interest including (but not limited to) the following subject categories are solicited:

  • IIoT security
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Emerging threats to ICS
  • Vulnerability analysis and risk management
  • Digital forensics for ICS/PLCs
  • ICS oriented cybersecurity education
  • Performance evaluation of security methods and tools in control systems
  • Innovative ICS/SCADA testbed designs
  • Supply chain vulnerabilities and protections

Technical Paper Submissions
Submissions should be 5-10 pages, using the double-column ACM proceedings format (acmart) template available at https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow, with the [sigconf, anonymous] options. Two additional pages can be used for the Appendix. Note that the reviewers are not expected to read the Appendix.
Submissions should not use older ACM templates (e.g., sig-alternate). If you encounter any problems with the acmart template, please contact acmtexsupport@aptaracorp.com. You can also report problems with the template to https://github.com/borisveytsman/acmart/issues so that they are reviewed by SIG volunteers. ,
All submissions must be anonymous. The submission website is at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icss20212.

Publication
The accepted workshop papers will be published by ACM. The slides will be published on the ACSAC website.

Important Dates

  1. Submission Deadline: September 17, 2021
  2. Acceptance Notification: October 22, 2021
  3. Final Manuscript due: November 15, 2021
  4. Workshop Date: December 7, 2021

Further details about the workshop can be found at the workshop web site:
https://www.acsac.org/2021/workshops/icss/

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