Currently, in the United States, there are over 87 billion square feet of commercial real estate. Smart Building control systems pervasive throughout these buildings and helped increase efficiency, profitability, and the occupant experience. This increase of this technology has exponentially increased the attack surface of companies. In this episode, Fred Gordy will discuss findings, attacks, and IT-induced events that he and his team have seen from the thousands of assessments they have performed in the US, Canada, and overseas. He will also provide low-cost basic practices to decrease exposure to these events.
Smart Building Control System Cybersecurity – The Real World
Fred Gordy – Director of Cybersecurity at Intelligent Buildings
Fred is an industry expert within building intelligence data analysis for building control and power monitoring systems with an emphasis on cybersecurity. His control systems knowledge gives him insight into challenges of interlacing traditional IT environments with control systems for a cohesive and secure operational technology (OT) platform. With over 20 years in the BAS space, over seven years of BAS cybersecurity, and 20 years in the IT space, Fred is nationally recognized as an OT cybersecurity thought-leader. Fred was Chairperson of the Cybersecurity Committee for the InsideIQ 55 international member companies, Security Steering Committee Member for Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology, and founding member of Cyber Security for Control Systems Association International (CS2AI), as well as the past president and current president emeritus the Atlanta CS2AI Chapter.
Joff Thyer – Security Analyst at Black Hills Information Security
Joff is a Security Analyst for Black Hills Information Security and has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in roles such as enterprise network architect and network security defender. He has experience with intrusion detection and prevention systems, penetration testing, engineering network infrastructure defense, and software development.
Larry Pesce – Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development at InGuardians
Larry’s core specialties include hardware and wireless hacking, architectural review, and traditional pentesting. He also regularly gives talks at DEF CON, ShmooCon, DerbyCon, and various BSides. Larry holds the GAWN, GCISP, GCIH, GCFA, and ITIL certifications, and has been a certified instructor with SANS for 5 years, where he trains the industry in advanced wireless and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) hacking. Larry’s independent research for the show has led to interviews with the New York Times with MythBusters’ Adam Savage, hacking internet-connected marital aids on stage at DEFCON, and having his RFID implant cloned on stage at Shmoocon. When not hard at work, Larry enjoys long walks on the beach weighed down by his ham radio, (DE KB1TNF), and thinking of ways to survive the impending zombie apocalypse.
Lee Neely – Senior Cyber Analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.
Paul Asadoorian – Founder at Security Weekly
Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.
Tyler Robinson – Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc and Founder & CEO of Dark Element at Trimarc Security
As the Managing Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc, Tyler leads a team of high-performance security professionals within the offensive security field by simulating sophisticated adversaries and creating scalable offensive security platforms using the latest techniques as seen in the wild. With over 2 decades of experience, Tyler specializes in Red Teaming, APT threat modeling, blackbox network penetration testing, and Physical/Social-Engineering. Tyler has presented at multiple conferences including BSides, DefCon and Blackhat panels, SANS security events and to multiple branches of the military.
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