World Affairs Council of Houston hosts "SCADA, Stuxnet, and What's Next: Cyber Attacks that Cause Critical Damage"

World Affairs Council of Houston

The Stuxnet computer virus, which destroyed centrifuges at Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, demonstrated how a cyber attacker can hack a SCADA system to cause damage in the physical world. The U.S., like the rest of the world, relies on SCADA systems to run the country's critical infrastructure, including power plants, factories and refineries. 

Besty Woudenberg is a former CIA case officer who now runs IntelligenceArts, a private security consulting firm. She is an expert in human and technical risk factors in critical infrastructure control systems and has worked with the Department of Defense, the FBI and InfraGard. Woudenberg will address how attackers use cyber tactics and human espionage to get around traditional security countermeasures.



Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027


$20 general public; free for World Affairs Council members.
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