Cybersecurity For Industrial Control Systems - SEL


PES / IAS / LM Joint Meeting

NOTICE - This session will be paid for by the North Jersey Section PES as a courtesy to our members and prospective members during these challenging times of COVID-19.  There will be no charge for participation and Continuing Education Unit credits.

This session is being offered as a GoToMeeting (details below).  

The seminar will cover:

Cybersecurity for OT Networks

  • Overview
  • Learning Outcomes
  • IT vs. OT
  • Timeline: threats to Critical Infrastructure
  • Threat Vectors
    • Replay attack
    • Man-in-the-middle attack
    • Hashes
    • Brute force attack
    • Dictionary attack
    • Denial of service attack
    • War dialing
    • Default passwords
    • Data modification
    • Spearphishing
    • IiOT
  • Discussion of Risk
  • Short video of Donald Rumsfeld mentioning “known-unknowns”
  • Mitigation Techniques
    • Encryption vs. Authentication
    • IPsec
    • WAN
    • Ethernet communications
    • Secure wireless communications
    • Serial communications
    • Precise time
    • Password management
    • Backdoor accounts
    • Engineering access
    • Dial-up access
    • Allowlist vs. Denylist technology
    • Insider attack mitigation
    • Tamper detection
    • Firewalls
    • Zones of protection
    • Intrusion detection
  • Real Word Examples
    • Ukraine power grid attack
    • Stuxnet (open discussion and video)
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • *Optional Fireside Chat (Open Informal Discussion)

  Date and Time




  • Date: 01 Apr 2022
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Starts 21 March 2022 06:00 AM
  • Ends 01 April 2022 08:55 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Tom Bartman of Cybersecurity


Cybersecurity For Industrial Control Systems - SEL


Tom Bartman - Tom joined Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) in 2006 as an engineering technician for industrial system products. He is now an application specialist in communications. Prior to joining SEL, he served in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician with an emphasis on avionics and secure communications. After leaving the Navy, he worked for Harris, Inc. as an electronics engineer in the broadcast communications division. He has a degree in applied computer science, is a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 , and obtained his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2013. Tom holds a patent for validation of arc-flash protection and a patent for an Ethernet access gateway.

Address:United States


Two hours of instruction will be provided.

This session is being offered as a GoToMeeting:

You must register through VTools in advance in order to receive your CEU Certificate.  PLEASE NOTE: Your certificate will go to the email address you use to register through VTools and will have your name exactly as you enter it when registering.  It will come from “IEEE Certificate <>”  Please make sure this address is in your safe senders list.  If you have any problems with receipt of your CEU Certificates, please contact

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All invited - please post.