Securing ICS Protocols Debate: Wrap It In TLS or Purpose Built ICS Protocols

Main Stage

Many of the most popular ICS protocols are addressing their lack of encryption and authentication, including Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP and a version of OPC UA, by wrapping the protocol in TLS. There are pro’s and con’s to this approach, and they will be debated on the stage.

– Does adding security to legacy protocols make sense or should we start over?

– If we are adding security to legacy protocols is TLS the right choice in terms of proven and vetted security, bandwidth, mono-culture, …?

– What are the key management ramifications for both approaches?

– Is encryption a good thing for ICS protocols?

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Panel / Debate Protocols