A Visioning Workshop on

Cyber Security for Manufacturers

March 14-15, 2017
Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22203

OverviewAgendaKeynote SpeakerOrganizersOutcomes

MForesight, in collaboration with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), is hosting a visioning workshop on emergent theme of Cyber Security for Manufacturers.

Cyber-attacks pose a growing threat not only to national security but also to U.S. economic competitiveness. Manufacturing firms are vulnerable to threats including sabotage of operations, alteration of data and product designs, and theft of intellectual property. The sector presents special security challenges because of the unique nature of interconnected supply chains, industrial control systems (ICSs), and operational technology (OT), which consist of networked machines, sensors, data, and software.

The cyber security experts and leaders from the private sector, federal government, and academic community in attendance will have the opportunity to contribute their knowledge and expertise to clarify manufacturing-specific cyber security challenges, identify emerging technology solutions, and define action items. The primary goal of the workshop is to provide actionable insights and recommendations that, if implemented, will benefit manufacturers of all sizes. All information shared will be considered information for public consumption and will not be attributed to specific individuals or organizations.

Day 1 will break down four key challenge areas into specific, addressable needs. Gaps will be identified and solutions and action items will be developed to address these gaps. The four key challenge areas are:

  • System Level Security: The focus of this breakout is the system level interaction of the IT and OT realms. The integration of multiple layers and types of software and the security challenges that happen at the gaps between those layers will be explored. System-level resilience will be addressed, as well as, monitoring, patching, and assessing OT assets.
  • Integrity of Manufactured Goods: This breakout will focus on the integrity of manufactured goods, with an emphasis on protection and validation of design data across all platforms. Tampering and theft of designs and manufacturing parameters will be covered, along with the respective protection and verification of the data.
  • Machine to Machine Security: The focus of this breakout is the communication of manufacturing equipment with 1. Its own internal elements, 2. Other manufacturing equipment, and 3. Its direct controlling software. Key issues here are protecting, verifying, and detecting issues with the “lowest level” manufacturing equipment data. Legacy systems will be a key focal point in this discussion.
  • Supply Chain to Factory Security: The focus of this breakout is what is sometimes called “through the perimeter” security. This is security of a manufacturing organization when working with suppliers, customers, service providers, and other outside entities. The focus will be on the future of manufacturing, where interconnectivity will be more prevalent, and data and access will shared on a deeper level.

Day 2 will address cyber intelligence with the aim to investigate manufacturing-specific challenges in collecting, analyzing, and distributing threats, indicators, and adversaries. The appropriate security posture for manufacturers as well as the mechanics of performing the intelligence operations will be discussed. The role of academia, manufacturers, and different agencies in the government will also be covered. Breakout groups will cover the following three topics:

  • Intelligence Gathering: This breakout focuses on collecting, centralizing, and prioritizing threats and indicators, sourced both from manufacturers and academia. This includes the mechanics of how to best perform this, the privacy barriers, and the structure of public-private partnerships that can best accelerate manufacturing specific intelligence gathering.
  • Intelligence and Adversary Assessment: This breakout focuses on assessment of an adversary’s capabilities, intentions and activities, and using that assessment to inform manufacturers’ overall security posture. The discussion will not focus on the mechanics of the information transfer, but rather on the type of information and the role government defense and intelligence agencies can perform to assist manufacturers in defining their security priorities and overall posture.
  • Intelligence Sharing: This breakout focuses on sharing cyber threats, indicators, priorities and strategies. This will be discussed for manufacturer-to-manufacturer, government-to-manufacturer, and academia-to-manufacturer channels of information.

Event contact: info@mforesight.org

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March 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

07:30 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Check-in Begins
08:30 AM Keynote: Kenneth Krieg, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
09:00 AM Introductions
09:30 AM Expected Outcomes
09:45 AM Key Challenges
10:00 AM BREAK
10:15 AM Breakout 1

Break down key challenges into specific needs and prioritize. Output a list of group’s top priority needs to be addressed.

A. System level security and cyber-resilience
B. Integrity of manufacturing goods from design to the factory floor
C. Machine-to-machine security, especially legacy systems
D. Securely connecting the factory to the supply chain

11:15 AM Group Outputs and Discussion
12:00 PM Lunch and Networking
01:30 PM Priority R&D and Implementation Gaps to Address
01:45 PM Breakout 2

Explore potential solutions to fill gaps. Recommend and prioritize action items to realize solutions. Output key recommendations to be presented in discussion.

02:45 PM BREAK
03:00 PM Breakout 3

Repeat Breakout 2 for a different gap.

04:00 PM Recommendations and Discussion
05:30 PM Cocktail Reception

March 15, 2017 (Wednesday)

07:30 AM Breakfast
08:30 AM Today’s Objectives
08:40 AM Key Challenges
09:00 AM Breakout 4

Define specific needs associated with the challenge. Begin to recommend and prioritize action items to realize solutions.

A. Intelligence gathering: privacy, security, and efficiency
B. Intelligence and adversary assessment
C. Intelligence sharing in the supply chain

10:00 AM BREAK
10:15 AM Breakout 4 Continued

Finalize prioritization of action items and prepare recommendations to be presented in discussion.

11:00 AM Recommendations, Discussion and Next Steps
11:55 AM Closing Remarks and Evaluations
12:00 PM Box Lunch and Networking

Ken Krieg runs Samford Global Strategies, a consulting practice focused on helping clients lead and manage through periods of strategic change. He is a member of the Board of Directors of BWXTechnologies, Advantac, Lenovo US, Nexen US, and the Board of Trustees of LMI, as well as the SSA Board for GlobalFoundries and the Proxy Board for DRS Technologies. He serves on several CEO advisory boards and is also a senior fellow at CSIS. He is an Executive in Residence with Renaissance Strategic Advisors and a member of the Enlightenment Capital Board of Advisors.

He previously served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics from June 2005 to July 2007. In that role, Mr. Krieg was responsible for advising the Secretary of Defense on all matters relating to the DoD acquisition system, research and development, advanced technology, developmental test and evaluation, production, logistics, installation management, military construction, procurement, environmental security, nuclear, chemical, and biological matters.

Before his appointment to USD (AT&L), Mr. Krieg served at the Department of Defense as Special Assistant to the Secretary and Director for Program Analysis & Evaluation. In this capacity, he led an organization that provides independent advice to the Secretary of Defense on a range of areas including defense systems, programs and investment alternatives as well as providing analytic support to planning and resource allocation.

He joined the Department of Defense in July 2001 to serve as the Executive Secretary of the Senior Executive Council (SEC). The SEC, comprised of the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Service Secretaries and Under Secretary (AT&L), was responsible for leading initiatives to improve the management and organization of the Department of Defense.

Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Mr. Krieg worked for International Paper, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Office and Consumer Papers Division. He had responsibility for the company’s $1.4 billion retail, commercial office and consumer papers businesses. During his 11 years with IP, Mr. Krieg held roles as special assistant to the Chairman and CEO and in marketing, sales and business management and was actively involved in the merger of three major paper companies into International Paper.

Before moving to industry, Mr. Krieg worked in a number of defense and foreign policy assignments in Washington, DC, including positions at the White House, on the National Security Council Staff, and in Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Mr. Krieg received his BA degree in history from Davidson College and his Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Michael Russo – Executive Committee Chair, MForesight
Sridhar Kota – Executive Director, MForesight
Jim Davis – UCLA and MForesight Leadership Council
Ann Drobnis – Director, CCC
Kevin Fu – University of Michigan and CCC Council
Greg Hager – Johns Hopkins and CCC Council

  • Congressional Briefing on Cyber Security for Manufacturers: In conjunction with the House Manufacturing Caucus, MForesight and CCC co-hosted a briefing on April 12, 2017 in Washington, DC which reported some of the outcomes from the workshop.
  • A comprehensive final report will be released in July 2017.