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Security Workgroup Monthly Meeting
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Security Workgroup
Thursday, June 13, 2024
1:00pm – 2:00pm

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June Agenda:
Successfully integrating OT information into your CISOs Security program

Guest Presenter:

Marty Edwards - Deputy CTO for OT/IoT at Tenable

In today's interconnected world, Operational Technology (OT) plays a critical role in various industries, including manufacturing, energy, transportation, and healthcare. However, the convergence of OT with Information Technology (IT) infrastructure introduces unique cybersecurity challenges that require innovative solutions.

This presentation explores strategies for effectively integrating OT information into your Chief Information Security Officer's (CISO) security program. It begins by outlining the distinct characteristics of OT systems and their vulnerabilities, emphasizing the need for tailored security measures.

Speaker Bio
Marty Edwards is a globally recognized Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Control System (ICS) cybersecurity expert who collaborates with industry, government, and academia to raise awareness of the growing security risks impacting critical infrastructure and the need to take steps to mitigate them.

As Deputy CTO for OT/IoT at Tenable, Edwards works with government and industry leaders throughout the world to broaden understanding and implementation of people, process and technology solutions to reduce their overall cyber risk in order to inform Tenable’s overall strategy.
Edwards organized and currently leads Tenable’s role in the OT Cybersecurity Coalition, a group that works collaboratively with industry and government stakeholders, advocating for vendor-neutral, interoperable, and standards-based cybersecurity solutions to enhance the nation’s collective defense. In 2022, Edwards served as one of the working group leads for the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) report to the President on IT/OT Convergence.

Prior to joining Tenable in 2019, Edwards—a 30-year industry veteran—served as the Global Director of Education at the International Society of Automation (ISA). While at ISA, he was recognized by his industry peers with the SANS ICS 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Prior to ISA, Edwards was the longest-serving Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) and is a past co-chair of the DHS Control Systems Working Group.

Edwards also served as a program manager focused on control systems security at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and has held a variety of roles in the instrumentation and automation fields. Edwards holds a diploma of technology in Process Control and Industrial Automation (Magna cum Laude) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and in 2015 received the institute’s Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2016, Edwards was recognized by FCW in its “Federal 100 Awards” as being one of the top IT professionals in the U.S. federal government.

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