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Bryson Bort of 'ICS Village' eyes 'solutions-based' hacking exercise for electric sector

By Charlie Mitchell / August 28, 2019

Bryson Bort, cofounder of “ICS Village” at Def Con and other venues, is working on his next big effort to bring together researchers, industrial operators and government: a hack-a-thon to launch at “Def Con 28” next summer, with the goal of identifying industrial control system vulnerabilities and coming up with solutions.

Bort said he has begun discussions on the idea with DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and wants to bring in the Department of Energy. The concept “fits with...

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