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IIOT and Megacities 2025

  • Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00:00 UTC)
  • Mike Assante and Andy Bochman
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This presentation, set in the year 2025, paints a picture of events going south very quickly in four of the worlds largest future cities. The talk portends that current and accelerating trends in business and society in IoT/IIoT, automation and autonomy, especially in critical infrastructure systems, are setting up U.S. and other global megacities for potentially unprecedented crises within the next decade.

Speaker Bios

Mike Assante

Michael Assante is currently the SANS lead for Industrial Control System (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) security and Co-founder of NexDefense an Atlanta-based ICS security company. He served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer of the North American Electric Reliability (NERC) Corporation, where he oversaw industry-wide implementation of cyber security standards across the continent. Prior to joining NERC, Mr. Assante held a number of high-level positions at Idaho National Labs and served and as Vice President and Chief Security Officer for American Electric Power. Mr. Assante's work in ICS security has been widely recognized and was selected by his peers as the winner of Information Security Magazine's security leadership award for his efforts as a strategic thinker. The RSA 2005 Conference awarded him its outstanding achievement award in the practice of security within an organization.

He has testified before the US Senate and House and was an initial member of the member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. Before his career in security served in various naval intelligence and information warfare roles, he developed and gave presentations on the latest technology and security threats to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of the National Security Agency, and other leading government officials. In 1997, he was honored as a Naval Intelligence Officer of the Year.

Andy Bochman

Andy Bochman is Senior Cyber and Energy Security Strategist at INL. Previously Energy & Utilities Security Lead at IBM and Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group in Washington, DC, Andy is a frequent speaker, standards developer and adviser on topics at the intersection of grid modernization and security. He has provided analysis on energy sector security standards and gaps to DOE, DOD, NIST, NARUC, and state utility commissions, most recently testifying to FERC on energy sector supply chain issues.

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