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FoxGuard Solutions Hacks Model Power Plant for Toshiba Users Group Demo

Christiansburg, VA, August 22, 2013 --( 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’ facilities,” said
Ernest Williams, Product Line Manager for Toshiba’s Power Generation Services group.

Anyone interested in learning more should register for the upcoming EnergySec event ( or contact FoxGuard Solutions (

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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