For those interested in impacting the future of critical infrastructure cybersecurity it is critical to understand its past.
Join the ICS ISAC for this panel discussion – including Kevin Morley (American Water Works Association) and Jacques Brados (City of Glendale, AZ) – on the events of the past several decades which have led to the present, and what the trajectory of these events tells us about our opportunities ahead.
The Arc of History: The Inevitability of Knowledge Sharing
Wednesday December 11th, 2013 – 1:00-2:00pm ET
Kevin Morley – Security & Preparedness Program Manager for American Water Works Association
As Security and Preparedness Program Manager for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Kevin Morley is responsible for collaborating with various regulatory agencies to ensure that the perspectives of AWWA’s membership as well as the water sector in general are considered in policy decision making process. In addition, he is responsible for enhancing water sector security and preparedness capabilities by supporting the development of AWWA standards and initiatives, including the Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (NationalWARN.org).
The American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy, and enhance our quality of life. For more information visit their website at AWWA.org and follow them on Twitter at @AWWAACE.
Jacques Brados – Water Services Technology Manager at City of Glendale, Arizona
Jacques Brados serves as Water Services Technology Manager for the City of Glendale, Arizona where he is primarily responsible for all aspects of the SCADA systems for three drinking water treatment plants, two water reclamation plants and distribution systems that provide safe drinking water to over 220,000 citizens.
In addition to the SCADA systems, he oversees many other aspects of the department’s technology including: automatic meter reading and billing; GIS integration with several departments; pretreatment tracking software; and, citizen requests for service and resolution. Jacques ensures the availability and accuracy of over 22,000 parameters to system operators as well as generates historical reporting for local and federal regulatory agencies.
The City of Glendale, Arizona is located 9 miles northwest of Phoenix and is home to over 226,000 people. For more information visit the Glendale Water Services Department website at GlendaleAZ.com/Utilities as well as Glendale’s website at GlendaleAZ.com and follow them on Twitter at @GlendaleAZ.
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.
The 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.