13 Ways to Break A Firewall


Firewalls are almost always the first technology investment in a new ICS security program, but are they secure? Firewalls have been with us for more than 25 years now – both the good guys and bad guys know how to break through them. Join us to review 13 ways to break through a firewall, each with between dozens and thousands of examples in the wild. Time permitting, up to five of these techniques will be demonstrated live, on a modern, next-gen firewall. This presentation also reviews seven compensating measures deployed routinely to address firewall vulnerabilities on control system networks, and evaluates each measure against each of the 13 classes of attacks.

Admission Fee: 
»IEEE Members $15 
»IEEE Non-members $25 
»Full Time Students Free



» 5:15 Registration

» 6:00 Introduction 

» 6:15 Presentation 

» 7:00 Break and a Quick Snack 

» 7:30 Presentation Resumes 

» 8:15 Q&A 

» 8:30 Networking 

» 9:00 Doors close


  Date and Time




  • 110 – 12 Ave SW
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada
  • Building: TransAlta
  • Room Number: Auditorium

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  • Starts 25 January 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 04 May 2017 12:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
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Andrew Ginter, VP at Waterfall Security Solutions

Andrew Ginter, VP at Waterfall Security Solutions

Andrew Ginter is the Vice President of Industrial Security at Waterfall Security Solutions. He spent 25 years leading the development of commercial products for a variety of computer networking, industrial control system and industrial cyber-security vendors. Andrew is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University, the co-chair of the ISA SP-99 WG1 working group, and the author of "SCADA Security - What's broken and how to fix it." He represents Waterfall Security Solutions to NIST, NERC-CIP, the Industrial Internet Consortium, other ISA SP-99 working groups, and other cyber-security standards bodies. He holds degrees in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Calgary, and is an IEEE member.