Future Gazing: AI, Automation & Autonomy

December 20, 2018 (10:00am EST)

Abstract:

In this last session of the year we will have some fun discussing what the future of Cybersecurity in the ICS, Automation, etc. environment looks like. What is coming just around the bend and potentially far in the future.

This session may address areas including:  Cloud, Managed Security Services (outsourced SOC), Offerings (Predix), Impact of big data, IoT, IIoT, AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain.


Discussion Leader: DOUG WYLIE - DIRECTOR, INDUSTRIALS & INFRASTRUCTURE PORTFOLIO AT SANS INSTITUTE

With over 25 years of experience that spans industry, Doug Wylie is a seasoned business practitioner and certified security professional who helps companies meet objectives to better ensure safe, secure, and profitable operations. His efforts have expanded industrial networking and cybersecurity solutions, helped create industry standards and best-practices, and enabled companies to mitigate security risks that arise as Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems converge and grow in complexity.

In his current role, Doug directs the operations and product portfolio for the SANS Industrials & Infrastructure (I&I) practice area where he is responsible for business performance, sales execution, partnering and collaboration with other industry-leading organizations. He helps companies facilitate best-in-class solutions for workforce development and training programs that increase the effectiveness of company investments.

Previously, spent over 20 years at Rockwell Automation, most recently as the corporate Director of Product Security and Risk Management reporting to the Office of General Counsel. In that role, he performed as the key cybersecurity advisor to company leadership and established the company’s industrial security risk management program, built on the tenets of trust, integrity, security quality and security value.

Doug is an accomplished writer, speaker, consultant and an active contributor to global standards committees, industry consortia and his local InfraGard chapter. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds numerous international patents relating to OT technologies and systems. He was recognized by The White House for his direct contributions to the execution of Executive Order 13636 and development of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and also received the 2013 SANS People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity award.


Discussion Leader: JASON CHRISTOPHER - CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AT AXIO

A proven leader in critical infrastructure resilience offers expertise in developing successful strategies for security operations. Blending traditional engineering approaches with advancements in information technology to offer clients unique solutions and leveraging decades of experience in critical infrastructure resilience and security, he provides advanced cyber risk management by harmonizing security technology, operational controls and insurance-utilizing processes and models that combine insurance analysis with exposure quantification and cyber program evaluation. Axio’s work addresses the full range of potential cyber losses, including information theft, third party liability, property damage, bodily injuries, operational disruption, and environmental damage.



Discussion Leader: TYLER WILLIAMS - INVESTMENT PRINCIPAL OF CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL AT SHELL VENTURES

Tyler lead the effort in Shell's global Engineering & SMART organization to shape the frontiers of the emerging Industrial Internet ( IIoT ) and helped to (1) develop a digital engineering technology strategy (2) define new and disruptive technology solutions and services and (3) establish new technology innovation and delivery models that can effectively translate trends ( market / technology ) into business value and competitive advantage quickly and reliably for Shell.

He previousy managed a multi-disciplinary ( IT & Engineering ) global team responsible for the definition and maintenance of cyber security standards and risk management practices (Risk, Controls, Incidents & Threats) used in Shell's operating asset and capital projects around the world. The team was also responsible for the design and development of technology solutions used to protect industrial operations in Downstream Manufacturing and Upstream Production facilities, Wells and Drilling infrastructure and Lube Oil Blending/Chemical plants from emerging cyber threats.


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