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Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Village Releases Agenda for Hack the Capitol 2018

September 21, 2018

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 21, 2018--The Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Village, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to equip industry and policymakers to better defend industrial equipment through experiential awareness, education, and training, announced the agenda for its upcoming Hack the Capitol conference, September 26-27 in Washington, D.C. Hack the Capitol will provide hands-on education and awareness to congressional staffers, think tanks, and press.

“Hack the Capitol is the first event of its kind, which will raise awareness of the nation’s challenges with critical infrastructure, and constructively provide kinesthetic learning at multiple levels,” said Bryson Bort, Co-Founder of the ICS Village and Founder and CEO of SCYTHE. “We are bringing together some of the top experts to educate how to bridge the gap between security and critical infrastructure.”

The event on Wednesday, September 26 will bring together congressional staffers and think tanks and focus on presentations, workshops and hands-on exhibits, while the morning of Thursday, September 27, will offer hands-on exhibits and seminars targeted explicitly for members of the press. Keynote speakers on Wednesday include Representative Jim Langevin, U.S. Representative for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district and Representative Charles Albert “Dutch” Ruppersberger III, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 2nd congressional district.

The event is hosted by ICS Village, National Security Institute and the Wilson Center. Sponsors for the event include Dragos, PFP Cybersecurity, Forcepoint, Parsons, CyberX, and Tenable.

Hack the Capitol will take place at the Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC. Registration is still open for the event. Please visit https://www.icsvillage.com/hack-the-capitol for more details. All media interested in attending, register here.

About ICS Village

We bring you a safe, yet realistic environment where you can learn on how to assess, enhance, and defend your Industrial Environment. We bring you real components such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Remote Telemetry Units (RTU), actuators, to simulate a realistic environment by using commonly components throughout different industrial sectors. You will be able to connect your machine towards the different industrial components and networks and try to assess these ICS devices with common security scanners, network sniffers to sniff the industrial traffic, and more! Visit https://www.icsvillage.com.

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CONTACT: ZAG Communications

Kari Walker, 703-928-9996

press@icsvillage.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE NETWORKS SECURITY MANUFACTURING OTHER MANUFACTURING TRAINING

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