mGuard User Conference 2015 // Houston, Texas // June 3-4 #MGUC15

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Back in the USA

The 5th International mGuard User Conference 2015 is coming to Houston, Texas.
So, get ready for another breakthrough event in industrial cybersecurity and remote connectivity.

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Come work hard and play hard with the experts from Innominate and Phoenix Contact. This important conference on industrial cyber security and remote connectivity will lay out the essential information you need to stay ahead of today’s ever-changing cyber threats and system vulnerabilities.

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The Seminar

While our focus will be on the Process Industry and the mGuard Secure Cloud, discussions and demos will include various applications in a variety of critical industries. Multiple technology and product paths will be presented so that you can choose the ones most appropriate for you. Seating for this event is limited, so make your reservation online today.


Hotel & Venue

The mGuard User Conference will be held in Houston:

Marriot West Loop by The Galleria
1750 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027 USA

Enjoy reduced hotel rates and exclusive amenities. Book through the reservation website or contact a helpful and friendly booking agent: call +1 (713) 960-0111.

Marriott Hotel Houston

Book your group rate: mGuard User Conference Jun2015 Special rate available 05/30/15 to 06/07/15.
Pls book your accomodation by 05/26/15.


Click here to download the agenda of the conference program

Updated details on individual speakers and presentations will be added in the coming weeks, so check back regularly.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Phoenix Contact CTC

Kick off your conference experience at the welcome reception and cocktail hour at the Phoenix Contact Customer Technology Center.

Arrive early and enjoy food and drinks, network with peers, get exclusive access to speakers and door prizes.

A shuttle to and from the hotel will be provided.

Houston Customer Technology Center

Day One

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
09:00 a.m. – 05:30 p.m.

Marriott Hotel

You can decide what seminars to attend from the topics for the mGuard User Conference:
  • 08:00-09:00 am: Breakfast
  • 09:00-09:30 am: Welcome and opening remarks
    // Spencer Bolgard, VP & GM, Phoenix Contact
    // Dirk Seewald, CEO, Innominate
  • 09:30-10:30 am: Keynote
    // Industrial cybersecurity - Today & Tomorrow
    /// Sid Snitkin, ARC Advisory Group
  • 10:30-11:00 am: Coffee break and networking
  • 11:00-12:00 am: Keynote and live demo
    // How to hack and defend a real ICS
    /// Joel Langill, @SCADAhacker
  • 12:00-01:00 pm: Lunch
  • 01:00-03:00 pm: Track 1 Tutorial
    // Industrial Ethernet and Ethernet Security Basics

    /// Dan Schaffer & Mariam Coladonato, Phoenix Contact
  • 01:00-03:00 pm: Track 2 KIPS for Team 1-15:
    // The Kaspersky Industrial Protection Simulation Game
    /// KIPS Moderator, Kaspersky Labs
  • 03:00-03:30 pm: Coffee break and networking
  • 03:30-05:30 pm: Track 1 Product insights
    // Beyond the standard firewall: mGuard advanced security features and product roadmap
    /// Innominate Product Management Team
  • 03:30-05:30 pm: Track 2 KIPS for Team 16-30:
    // The Kaspersky Industrial Protection Simulation Game
    /// KIPS Moderator, Kaspersky Labs
  • 05:45-06:30 pm: Bus transfer to Houston Space Center

Astronaut Dinner

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
06:30 – 09:00pm

Houston Space Center

  • 06:30-09:00 pm: Astronaut dinner and infotainment at the Houston Space Center
  • 09:00-09:45 pm: Bus transfer back to hotel

Marriott Hotel Houston

After the first day of the conference, hop on the entertainment bus and join us on an out-of-this-world dining experience at the Houston Space Center. Explore space suit collections and other special exhibits from real NASA missions.

Day Two

Thursday, June 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Marriott Hotel

You can decide what seminars to attend from the topics for the mGuard User Conference:
  • 08:00-09:00 am: Breakfast
  • 09:00-09:45 am: Track 1 OEMs / Machine Building
    // Cost-effective remote support: VPNs & mGuard Secure Cloud services
    /// Dan Schaffer, Phoenix Contact
  • 09:00-09:45 am: Track 2
    // Navigating through cybersecurity standards
    /// Marc Ayala, aeSolutions
  • 09:45-10:30 am: Track 1 Case study
    // Benefits of the mGuard Secure Cloud
    /// Steve Sobolewski, Lyle Industries
  • 09:45-10:30 am: Track 2 Case study
    // Secure remote SCADA for water and wastewater systems
    /// Corey Hackman, Control Systems 21
  • 10:30-11:00 am: Coffee break and networking
  • 11:00-11:45 am: Track 1 Some legal advice can't hurt
    // An intro to international crypto-law
    /// George N. Grammas, Squire Patton Boggs
  • 11:00-11:45 am: Track 2 Case study
    // Automated monitoring and support of end-to-end operation in Oil & Gas
    /// Jay Norris, Integrated Controls
  • 11:45-12:45 am: Lunch break
  • 12:45-01:30 pm: Industry 4.0
    // Securing the IIoT
    /// Dr. Lutz Jaenicke, Innominate
  • 01:30-02:15 pm: Case study
    // Security and remote connectivity in a critical infrastructure
    /// John Kofinas, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
  • 02:15-03:00 pm: mGuard product line overview
    // The mGuard Secure Ecosystem
    /// Innominate Product Management Team
  • 03:00-03:30 pm: Coffee break and networking
  • 03:30-04:15 pm: Q&A Session
  • 04:15-04:30 pm: Wrap-up and closing remarks
  • 04:30 pm: End of the conference