IoT and Cybersecurity (Joint Emerging Tech & Cyber COI meeting)
Featured Topic: IoT and Cybersecurity: A Discussion
Join the Emerging Technology and Cybersecurity COI for a joint meeting on the threats to IoT and the challenges in providing security to address them. At the meeting, we will have panelists from Cisco Talos, GW, and NIST to discuss threats, considerations, and best practices to secure IoT environments.
The rapid adoption, expansion, and use of Internet of Things devices continues to accelerate each year so that more and more internet connected devices will be online. As each of these devices expand the reach of our networks they create opportunities for bad actors to threaten our networks. Earlier this year, the bipartisan legislation "Cybersecurity Improvement Act 2019" was introduced to leverage Federal Government procurement power to encourage increased cybersecurity for Internet of Things devices, and for other purposes.
At the meeting, also hear about latest initiatives from both COIs and how you can be involved.
- James Cox, Infrastructure Manager for Howard County, Maryland
- Michael Fagan, Computer Scientist at NIST
- Joe Marshall, Industrial Control Systems Security Research Manager at CISCO Talos
- Additional names may be added pending confirmation
James Cox is the Infrastructure Manager for Howard County, Maryland. He is responsible for designing, delivering, and maintaining the infrastructure architecture in support of the County’s vision to provide a secure and stable environment as well as superior customer experience for 3000+ employees, hundreds of Public Safety First Responders, and over 300,000 citizens. James drives excellence in the infrastructure environment. He recently completed a project to reimagine Howard County’s primary data center, taking into account emerging County priorities and technology advancements. James’ 16 year experience includes a breath of roles in IT Infrastructure, from level I help desk support to designing enterprise networks and data centers. This allowed him to design mission critical systems with a forward thinking and pragmatic approach during his five years at Howard County. James has a number of industry certifications and especially valued his Cisco NetAcad experience which launched his passion for IT.
Michael Fagan is a Computer Scientist working with the Cybersecurity for IoT Program which aims to develop guidance for improving the cybersecurity of IoT devices and systems. The program works within the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Technology Laboratory (ITL). Michael is technical lead and an author on the recent draft NIST IR 8259, Core Cybersecurity Feature Baseline for Securable IoT Devices. Michael also coordinates IoT work at ITL’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering.
Joe Marshall is an Industrial Control Systems Security Research Manager at Talos. He specializes in Industrial Control Systems, Internet of Things, and all things critical infrastructure. He is currently leading a team of security researchers who focus on ICS and IOT vulnerabilities.