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January 31, 2014

New Initiative: ICS Cyber Community

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The National Cyber Security Branch (NCSB) is looking to establish a joint information sharing initiative under the existing portal within the Public Safety infrastructure.  The idea is to bring together a Canadian community of experts related to ICS security ranging from academic to industry to government, share information with said community, and stimulate the needed conversations to advance security thinking for this field.  The Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) currently hosts an information sharing portal on which it distributes its weekly cyber security messaging.  It is intended to create an ICS specific niche within this portal.  In addition to ICS specific material, participants will receive the top level information sharing products (Such as CCIRC reports, flashes, advisories, etc..). However, the information will be limited only to the ICS community.

This as a pay to play model. Instead of money, members are encouraged to "pay" through contributions and by being active participants.  If you want to be a part of this community, your membership will come with the expectation that you’ll work with others to make this experience worthwhile.  It is expected from members to contribute news articles, new vulnerabilities, research papers, presentations, opinions, and anything else that you may feel will be of value to others in the realm of ICS cyber security. This will not be a place to post sensitive propriety information, more so a forum to share ideas and insight with others in the field.  

If you are interested in participating in this community, please reply to Robert Pitcher at 


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