Event: Control Systems Risks & Impacts
Date: October 20, 2020 | 1pm
Should professionals be concerned about reducing cyber risks related to ICS/OT? Various types of attacks across the US have impacted ICS dependent businesses such as factories, marine terminals, or more. Ransomware is still at the top of the list but what other threats should business owners and cyber professionals be aware of? What types of technologies should be considered to help mitigate identified risks? Many times investments are made only on the IT and network side of ICS networks, but is there value in cyber threat detection technologies that monitor the serial communications side or packets alone? Is technology a savior or is it a combination of People, Process, and Technology? Join Armando Seay and Ron Brash of Verve Industrial Protection to discuss ICS and its relevancy to critical infrastructure cyber. Learn more about how attacks that target critical infrastructure facilities could impact national and local operations.
Ron is a Director of Cyber Security Insights at Verve Industrial Protection, a critical infrastructure-focused organisation that specialises in holistic services and products that work well across IT and OT environments for effective cyber security, controls and management. Previously, Ron was a manager and SME at a Canadian Cyber Risk Advisory practice based out of Montreal, Quebec. He provided technical knowledge in the aviation security domain, selected ICS/SCADA topics, and advised on a number of technical areas ranging from technical risk assessments, security architecture review, OT SIEM integrations, and control review. Additionally, Ron was CTO of a technology consultancy providing secure development and security services, co-author at Packt publishing, and was an embedded developer at Tofino Security (A division of Belden).
Armando Seay is a Co-founder and Director for the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute (MISI). Armando is also a Director and Technical Program Director for MISI's DreamPort cyber solutions accelerator. Armando leads the critical infrastructure cybersecurity team and tech outreach and partner engagement support functions for MISI and DreamPort. Armando is responsible for engagement across the nation and the globe to connect with thought leaders and disruptors in cybersecurity and to create partnerships with leading companies and academic partners to help find and validate the true efficacy of solutions for the many MISI customers. Armando also leads the development of conferences and training engagement designed to increase cyber awareness on trending or lesser known cyber challenges but to also increase the pipeline of ideas and skill needed to accelerate the cyber mission of the MISI customer base.
Armando leads the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance and capabilities acceleration project sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD). The project entails Armando's leadership of a team and its deep network of technology partners throughout the United States in the testing and evaluation of technology that can be used by the larger segment of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) which consist of mostly small and medium sized businesses to get on the path towards compliance with the CMMC.
Armando has over 25 years of executive, management, sales, software engineering, network engineering, cyber analytic solutions development. Armando's prior experiences includes Vice President Business Development and Cyber Security for SSI Guardian a leading provider of security training, active shooter and cyber risk assessments and solutions for corporations, government and the education market.