Virtual Meetup #4: The Control Systems Ecosystem – Suppliers

Apr 26, 2018 · Houston, United States of America

April 26, 2018 at 10:00 am Eastern US Time
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2 CPE Credits available for attendees

This session will go into who are all the players in this ecosystem. Examples are: OEMs, suppliers, vendors, integrators, key consultants and their interrelationships and influences on the market. We will discuss some great progress being made by participants in this supply chain, but also the significant challenges we still face.

The discussion leaders will deliver 10-15 minutes (each) of prepared content and then YOU, the audience, will ask questions to help guide the panel discussion! Which means that you will be able to actively participate in the live discussion!

Questions addressed will include:
- Who has responsibility for security in an offered/procured component?
- How does one conduct due diligence on suppliers?
- What are fair expectations associated with such due diligence?
- How are vendors adapting to the increased demand for built-in security and greater support for security issues from customers?
- What do they feel they can do better?


GRAHAM SPEAKE is the CISO at Berkana Resources Corporation.
With over 30 years’ experience, Graham is a control systems and cyber security expert. In addition to his role at Berkana, Graham is a NexDefense fellow, SANS trainer and a subject-matter expert to the GIAC GICSP certification.
Graham was Principal Systems Architect at Yokogawa, responsible for steering development of security within Yokogawa products and ensuring security certifications such as ISA Secure and Achilles were achieved. Graham spent nearly 10 years with BP, securing critical plants in both the U.K and the U.S.
At Industrial Control Services he developed the software for one of the first computer-based emergency shutdown systems which was successfully deployed by multiple platforms in the North Sea.
Graham is the author of several books on Linux and has been a technical editor for books on hacking.

CHERISE ESPARZA-GUTIERREZ, co-founder & CTO at SecurityGate, is an industry pioneer for implementation of Achilles Practice Certification PCD/ICS offshore technology cyber security for rig fleet. She is an innovative IT/ICS operations professional with 11+ years’ experience of managing IT & ICS network infrastructures, OT/PCD/ICS/IT cyber security based on (WIB/IEC 62443; NIST[masked], ISO2700(1&2)), and operational risk management within the corporate & ICS network environments.
Cherise specializes in cyber security, enterprise telecommunications, network engineering design, ICS/SCADA/OT security, IT risk management, and Incident Response.

ROB GARRY is Vice President & Chief Engineer of Product Cyber Security & Chief Engineer at GE. His career has been in the area of control system design and application for critical infrastructure in power generation applications, including gas, steam, wind, O&G and nuclear. His area of expertise includes model-based controls, safety system and platform design. He currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina, where he is responsible for product security around GE Powers products and applications.

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  • Central Ohio Cyber Security for Control Systems

    We are professionals involved in Cyber Security for Automated Processes and Control Systems including security for Operating Technology (OT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), SCADA Systems, Transportation Systems, Building Control Systems (BCS), and even emerging Internet of Things (IoT) systems. We are here to connect the professionals in the Central Ohio area with real interest in or responsibility for the cyber security of these systems. We will gather for purposes of education, information exchange,

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