If You Build It: SARA And The Global Knowledge Network – An ICS-ISAC Public Briefing

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jan 09, 2014 01:09 am PST

The long standing need for shared situational awareness in infrastructure cybersecurity has created a latent tension among all stakeholders. As technical, organizational, legal and other roadblocks are lifted the adoption of such capabilities is likely to be swift and impactful.

Join the ICS ISAC for a panel discussion among industry thought leaders on the potential for adoption of information sharing networks.

Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 – 1:00-2:00pm ET

Register Here  to attend the event.

Marc Blackmer – Product Marketing Manager for Industry Solutions at Sourcefire
Marc Blackmer’s career and experience build on his early work as a Technician and Engineer.  He quickly capitalized on his first-hand experience to rise to prominence at ArcSight (now part of HP) where he functioned as Principal Sales Engineer for several divisions including Strategic Accounts, Eastern US, and the US/Canada/Latin American division.  He is currently Senior Product Marketing Manager for Industry Solutions at Sourcefire.

Del Rodillas – Senior Manager at Palo Alto Networks
Del Rodillas is a Senior Manager at Palo Alto Networks with specialization in cybersecurity for industrial control systems found in critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, transportation and manufacturing. He is a seasoned technology industry veteran with more than 17 years experience spanning security, networking, aerospace/defense, and semiconductors. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Del held a variety of leadership roles in strategic and product marketing, business operations, and engineering at Xilinx, Inc. and MIPS Technologies. He holds both MSEE and BSEE degrees from Santa Clara University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Chris Blask – ICS-ISAC Chair
Chris Blask has a career that spans the breadth of the industrial control system cybersecurity space. From humble beginnings as a control system engineer he soon saw the need for and invented one of the first commercial firewall products. Joining Cisco Systems he then led their firewall business to a position of global leadership, a legacy that continues to this day.  Recognizing the need to apply Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology to ICS cybersecurity he founded Lofty Perch, authored the first book on SIEM, and created AlienVault’s ICS Group. Today, he is actively involved with a wide range of domestic and international efforts in the cybersecurity arena.


ICS-ISAC logoThe Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC) exists to bring together key critical infrastructure stakeholders to share knowledge about risks, threats and best practices. As a member-driven organization supported by valued industry partners, the Center provides a common platform where both human-to-human and machine-to-machine information sharing can be performed in a trust-based, collaborative environment.

Interested organizations, researchers, vendors, and asset owners can become a part of the ICS-ISAC at ICS-ISAC.org.  For more information follow us on Twitter @ICSISAC and join the conversation using #ICSSARA plus you can join our LinkedIn Group.

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