FoxGuard Solutions Hacks Model Power Plant for Toshiba Users Group Demo
Christiansburg, VA, August 22, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Monta Elkins, Security Architect for FoxGuard
Solutions, used a simplified model of a power generator to demonstrate common SCADA system hacking
techniques at Toshiba International Corporation's Users Group in New Orleans, LA this June. He is
preparing an expanded presentation for EnergySec's 9th Annual Security Summit to be held September
17-19, 2013 in Denver, CO.
Built from scratch, the model power plant includes an HMI, PLC, Ethernet connections, and a tiny
generator. Mr. Elkins involves audience members to operate the plant while he demonstrates network and
internet reconnaissance, password guessing attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and buffer overflow
attacks in the model industrial control system environment. He then discusses methods for identifying and
mitigating these types of attacks.
“FoxGuard's Hacking Tools demonstration at our Users Group meeting was enlightening and
entertaining, and it provided a striking example of the importance of cyber security at our customers'
Ernest Williams, Product Line Manager for Toshiba's Power Generation Services group.
Anyone interested in learning more should register for the upcoming EnergySec event (
http://summit2013.energysec.org/) or contact FoxGuard Solutions (www.foxguardsolutions.com/contact).
About FoxGuard Solutions and Monta Elkins
Perhaps more than any other technology, electricity defines and empowers the modern world. That is why
FoxGuard Solutions works tirelessly to protect energy producers and related critical infrastructure from
the crippling effects of cyber attacks.
Monta Elkins is currently Security Architect for FoxGuard Solutions. A security researcher and
consultant; he was formerly Security Architect for Rackspace, and the first ISO for Radford University.
He has been a speaker at DEFCON, Homeland Security's ICSJWG, VASCAN, Educause Security
Professionals Conference, and other security conferences. He is the author and instructor of the “Defense
Against the Dark Arts” hands-on hacker tools and techniques classes. See Monta's next presentation at
EnergySec's 9th Annual Security Summit:
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