Encompassing Resilience Throughout the Entire Enterprise

Monday, September 18

Inherent to technology based resilience solutions are best practices in product design, cyber governance policy, insider threat management, legal implications, and forward looking preparation at new emerging threats. Resilience impacts both commercial and national security venues. Resilience is the justified confidence all systems will function as intended and are free of exploitable vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities are both symptomatic to product design and business practices. Industry can benefit from collaborating on best practices for information assurance and protection that can be shared between the national security community and industry leaders. Agencies with national security risks currently deploy measures to protect and defend sensitive data and intellectual property within the technology systems and the enterprise governance model. The measures include restoration of critical systems, detection capabilities and real-time analytics, and preventive and reactionary best practices. In addition, extensive measures are employed to assure sourced product information is protected to the greatest degree possible with a trusted supply chain. The panel of distinguished experts will discuss and answer questions regarding cyber best practices for product design in an IoT world, enterprise governance policy and legal implications, insider threat awareness, data protection within trusted supply chain, and looking at cyber threats on the horizon.

Schedule:
1:30 PM Session Overview & Speaker Introductions
2:00 PM Speaker Presentations (25 minutes)
3:30 PM Q&A (Moderator and Audience)
4:45 PM Close Session
5:30 PM Evening Reception

Moderator

Dr. Walker, Founding Director, University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative
Dr. Walker

Dr. Walker is the Founding Director of the new University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative (UDCSI) and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering. The UDCSI has a strategic focus on corporate cybersecurity that addresses present and emerging cyber threats and a special emphasis on the banking/financial, energy, chemical, telecom, and the nation’s critical infrastructure sectors incorporating advances in education and research, as well as training and certification programs for the corporate workforce and Government professionals. Prior to his present University appointment, Dr. Walker previously served in the senior executive role as the Chief Technology Officer & Technical Director in standing up the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command & U.S. 10th Fleet, U.S. Navy. Earlier Government Senior Executive Service/SES positions include Department of Homeland Security’s Director of Research, Department of Navy’s Office of Naval Research’s Executive Director & Chief Scientist, and standing up the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) as Senior Advisor for Science & Technology. Additionally, he served as Argonne National Laboratory’s 1st Associate Laboratory Director-National Security with a career spanning the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Energy, and the IC. As a former member of the SES, Dr. Walker served as a standing member of the Defense Science & Technology Advisory Group (DSTAG) for the Director-Defense Research & Engineering (DDR&E) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) along with the S&T Executives of the Services, DIA, DARPA, and MDA. In these positions he developed critical programs and aligned strategic defense, homeland security, and intelligence organizations across the U.S. and around the globe while forging key partnerships with the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Israel, Sweden, the European Union and NATO. Earlier industry posts included Morrison Knudsen’s Vice President of Technology and Phillips Petroleum’s Corporate Environmental Director & earlier advancing to the senior technical Fellow rank as Senior Research Associate focusing on refining/petrochemical plant process operations, magnetic confinement fusion at General Atomics, alternate energy processes, biotechnology with The Salk Institute, and starting as a physicist at the Naval Weapons Center-China Lake.

During his tenure with Government, Dr. Walker led a number of strategic initiatives. These posts include an appointment by the Deputy Secretary of Defense to serve as Chairman-Joint Laboratory Board of the Joint Improvised Explosive Devices Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). Dr. Walker served as a Member of the Executive Steering Group to establish the Joint Technology Office-High Energy Laser (JTO-HEL) Program under the auspices of DoD’s Under Secretary-AT&L. Dr. Walker now serves as a standing Member of The Air Force Studies Board and The Intelligence Board (reporting to the AF Chief of Staff and the DNI, respectively) of The National Academies and The Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Group. Dr. Walker is now a Member of Purdue University’s Global Affairs Strategic Advisory Council, a Senior Advisor to NNSA’s National Security Campus (Kansas City Plant), and earlier as a Member of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) Board. Dr. Walker serves as the founding Chairman of the Engineering Development Board of the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) and was a Member-US Air Force Cyber Vision 2025 Senior Expert Review. Earlier, Dr. Walker served as the Science Advisor to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as led the tritium production program at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. As a Senior Executive Service member in helping to stand-up DTRA, Dr. Walker was the recipient of the distinguished DoD Exceptional Civilian Service Medal. He is a recipient of the R&D 100 Award and widely published in the fields of physics, chemistry, optics, and signal processing with numerous patents issued. He was a Navy Fellow and recipient of three consecutive Naval Weapons Fellowship awards. Dr. Walker is a member of the American Physical Society, American Nuclear Society, and The Cosmos Club. Dr. Walker holds a B.S., M.S., & Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of California and an Honorary Degree in Nuclear Engineering-University of Missouri-Rolla. Active Clearances: DoD TS/SCI w poly, DOE “Q”


Panelists

Jason Christman, Cyber Security Chief, Honeywell
Jason Christman

Jason Christman is Cyber Security Chief, Product Security and Privacy. He leads cyber security strategy and operations, policy and planning, and risk management across Honeywell’s diverse portfolio of industrial IoT products, cloud data analytics platforms, and production environments. He is focused on strengthening cyber security resilience at every level of the technology stack and proactively managing risk across the product lifecycle. Jason is an expert in cognitive cyber analytics, cloud security, and both automated and tradecraft approaches to cyber operations. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Villanova and Johns Hopkins and is CISSP and PMP certified.


Gregory Conti, Director of Research, IronNet Cybersecurity
Matt Olsen

Gregory Conti ran West Point's cybersecurity research and education programs for almost a decade and is currently Director of Research at IronNet Cybersecurity. He holds a PhD in computer science and served as a faculty member in West Point’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for thirteen years. He is the author of "Security Data Visualization" (No Starch Press), "Googling Security" (Addison-Wesley) and the forthcoming "On Cyber” (Kopidion Press) as well as over 70 articles and papers covering cyber warfare, online privacy, usable security, and security data visualization. Greg has served as Officer in Charge of a forward deployed expeditionary cyber team, acted as a Senior Advisor in the US Cyber Command Commander's Action Group, co-created US Cyber Command's flagship Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course (JACWC), and served as the founding Director of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. He has spoken at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat, DEF CON, HOPE, ShmooCon, RSA, Google Ideas, the NATO Conference on Cyber Conflict, and numerous academic conferences. His work can be found at www.gregconti.com and @cyberbgone.


Stuart McArthur, Sr. Director, Mission Assurance, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
Stu McArthur

Stu McArthur is responsible for the leadership, execution, and governance of the Honeywell operating model at Honeywell FM&T. He is accountable for leading the overall management operating system, strategy deployment and risk management functions to drive performance excellence across the enterprise, and to ensure FM&T continues on the path to HOS Gold. Prior to this, Stu was Director of Security at FM&T, responsible for protective force, physical, personnel, and cyber security programs, to mitigate risks in support of customer requirements.

Mr. McArthur is a 24 year veteran of the FBI. Prior to joining Honeywell, he served as Deputy Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and earlier as the Special Agent in Charge of the Springfield, IL Division. Other roles included drug enforcement Supervisor in New York City, Chief of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Miami, FBI On Scene Commander in Afghanistan, and an Inspector in Charge at FBI Headquarters.

Stu served as a Navy Pilot, flying the A-4 Skyhawk and F-14 Tomcat; and later as Assistant Air Officer onboard USS Raleigh, deploying to the Persian Gulf.

Education: BS, Political Science, U.S. Naval Academy; MBA, Washington University in St. Louis.

Stu and his wife Paula live in Overland Park, Kansas, and are the proud parents of two teenage boys. They love restaurants, sports, movies, and spending time on the water.


Paul Ferrillo, Chief Counsel, Weil Litigation
Paul Ferrillo

Paul Ferrillo is counsel in Weil’s Litigation Department, where he focuses on complex securities and business litigation, and internal investigations. He also is part of Weil’s Cyber Security, Data Privacy & Information Management practice, where he focuses primarily on cybersecurity corporate governance issues, and assists clients with governance, disclosure, and regulatory matters relating to their cybersecurity postures and the regulatory requirements which govern them.

Mr. Ferrillo regularly counsels clients in the growing field of cybersecurity corporate governance, which is an increasingly important part of a Board’s enterprise risk management function. He advises with respect to cyber governance best practices, third-party vendor due diligence issues, cybersecurity regulatory compliance issues for Private Equity, Hedge Funds, and Financial Institutions that have been promulgated by the SEC, FINRA, the FTC, and the FDIC/OCC, the preparation and practicing of cybersecurity incident response plans, as well as evaluating and procuring cyber liability insurance.


John Abeles, President and CEO, Systems 1 Inc.
John Abeles

John Abeles is a management and technology visionary. With over 30 years of both domestic and international experience in the commercial and Federal Energy sectors, he specializes in infrastructure security, cybersecurity, and process improvement. Mr. Abeles is founder, President, and CEO of System 1, Inc., and a leader in critical infrastructure and security consulting. He develops multi-faceted solutions to support paradigm and cultural change for Federal approaches. He was invited and participated in the 2015 NIST and White House Cybersecurity Summits at Stanford University. In 2016 he was appointed by the Maryland Attorney General to the Governors’ Cyber Security Council. Maryland State recently also chose Mr. Abeles to help evolve innovative cybersecurity solutions within the EU.

Mr. Abeles’ Federal support has ranged from the White House executive level to various Cabinet level agencies, National laboratories, and academic institutions. He has worked to build multi-stakeholder solutions that link the Government, law enforcement, first responders, and private sector. He has also developed nationally tested and implemented approaches to information sharing. An author and international speaker, Mr. Abeles been featured in the media as a developer of industry standards and guideline publications. He works at executive and leadership levels to design and inculcate cost-effective processes that reduce organizational risks and protect information assets and infrastructures.

As CEO of System 1, Inc., Mr. Abeles has developed policy-level best practices and implementation approaches for Federal organizations such as the National Institute of Standards, Department of Energy, Department of the Treasury, Department of Interior, and the Department of Commerce. To support the private sector, at the CEO and executive leadership level, Mr. Abeles’ enterprise solutions emphasize seamless integration of cybersecurity as a foundational cornerstone to mitigation of overall organizational risk. Most recently, he developed a method to portray assessed enterprise risk to the leadership and Board of a $16B global energy corporation.

Prior to founding System 1, Inc., Mr. Abeles provide management and technical services to the electric utility sector. He led performance improvement teams that optimized management and technical approaches, strengthened governance, and that improved process to make utilities more competitive. He has since brought this expertise to the public sector, where he helped global consultancies such as Impell (ABB) and NuTech with clients here, in Europe, and in the Pacific Rim. He subsequently worked for several smaller firms as a lead to improve performance of electric utilities. Mr. Abeles holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree from Cornell University, and is also a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO).


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