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1 Cyber Disruption: Probability and Response Readiness WSEMA September 18, 2013

2 SHORT BIO Partner, MK Hamilton and Associates CISO, City of Seattle Managing Consultant, VeriSign GSC Senior Principal Consultant, Guardent Independent Security Consultant CEO, Network Commerce, Inc. Ocean Scientist, NASA/JPL

3 Dont Try This Enabling Kevin Mitnick JPL, SunOS 4.13, and SATAN Accessing credit cards Oceanographic hacking FreeBSD and the FWTK The Bad Guys Network Commerce Inc.

4 Assume breach Preventive controls not good enough Detective controls more imperative as device population grows Security Philosophy Focus on key assets and event detection Mobile security should be carefully evaluated Prevention on the "network of things" will not scale

5 Emergency response driven by IT disruption What it would look like What we normally do How response is different What we know now How we are addressing the problem Cyber Meets Emergency Services

6 Local Government Services that affect quality of life, and life Wed like them to be there 6

7 Credit cards, IP, and Infrastructure Hacktivists, organized crime, and nation-states Capability, meet intent My Perspective

8 Critical Infrastructure Now the target of most attacks Overall cyber attacks are up, but most dramatically in the last year, the type of attack has shifted away from hacking and financially motivated crime toward cyber espionage focused on critical infrastructure, such as utilities, according to research from communications provider Verizon. These arent about stealing data and fraud, theyre about deny, disrupt and destroy, said Bryan Sartin, director of investigative response for Verizon. In its upcoming Data Breach Investigation Report, a yearly document that is one of the more noteworthy surveys of attacks released to the public, the company found that cyber espionage, once a far lesser component of the attack volume, is now dominating networks. 227002/Critical-infrastructure-now-target-most-attacks

9 CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE Its good business sense!

10 Attack on Fake Control System

11 Attack on Financial Sector

12 Telephony Denial of Service

13 The Tunisian Cyber Army

14 #OpBlackSummer

15 Closer to Home

16 Closer…

17 Clark County Website Defacement


19 Preparedness exercises EOC Activation NIMS: ESF2 and Logistics Branch WebEOC and other IT-enabled methods Role of the National Guard Application of the Stafford Act How We Handle Disasters

20 Escalation path not defined NIMS difficult to apply Fusion Center as coordination point No FEMA resource list, etc. Mutual-Aid agreements Role of the private sector Whats Different

21 Exercises – Emerald Down, Evergreen, NLE12 Fusion Center Cyber Analyst ( National Guard and State Response Plan for Significant Cyber Disruption CIRCAS FEMA resource typing FBI cyber task force US Attorney Jenny Durkhan State of Readiness

22 PRISEM Public Regional Information Security Event Management Regional Asset for Situational Awareness and Common Operating Picture

23 DHS S&T funding to initiate; Five grants total Participants contribute firewall logs, netflow, botnet alerts (Einstein); arbitrary devices under monitoring Commercial SIEM infrastructure at UW APL Cities of Seattle, Lynnwood, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond; Thurston and Kitsap Counties; Seattle Childrens Hospital, Snohomish PUD PRISEM History


25 Conduct more exercises on cyber disruption Finish the SCIRP Cement the role of the Fusion Center Continue working with FEMA Conduct outreach to the Private Sector Improve information sharing and situational awareness Before the Real Event

26 Improved resilience Avoiding cascading failures Protect regional infrastructure We learn to integrate Benefits of Preparedness

27 Is Cybersecurity a Bubble?

28 My Contact Information Michael Hamilton Chief Information Security Officer City of Seattle 206.684.7971 (D)

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