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ICS-ISAC Chair Chris Blask to present at Secure Energy 2013

Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC) Chair Chris Blask to present "Building Common Defenses Through Knowledge Sharing" at Secure Energy 2013 in Doha, Qatar.

Jan. 24, 2013 - PRLog -- Secure Energy 2013 an annual cybersecurity conference for the energy sector will be held February 21, 2013 in Doha (Qatar).  Hosted by Qatar CERT (Q-CERT) this invitation-only conference is geared toward security executives and is attended by delegates from some of the world’s biggest names from national and multinational companies operating in the country.  This year’s theme is emerging threats in the energy sector and will cover such topics as: Industrial Control System (ICS) incident handling, ICS information sharing, and emerging threats as well as ICS security best practices and standards.

Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC) Chair Chris Blask has been invited to participate and will be presenting "Building Common Defenses Through Knowledge Sharing".

Mr. Blask's career spans the breadth of the industrial cybersecurity space.

In 1990 he was working at General Electric Power Systems as a control systems engineer. He joined Sea Change Corporation in 1991 where he invented one of the first commercial firewall products, the BorderWare Firewall Server. He then joined Cisco System (1998) where he led the company’s firewall business to a position of global leadership, a legacy that continues to this day. With several Cisco colleagues Mr. Blask started Protego Networks (2002), an early Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) vendor later acquired by Cisco. He then founded Lofty Perch (2005) to investigate the application of SIEM technologies to ICS cybersecurity and has advocated such architectures ever since. As Chief Evangelist for NSS Labs he worked to develop regulatory compliance testing regimes (2008). Based on his years of firsthand experience Mr. Blask authored the first book on SIEM, "Security Information and Event Management Implementation", published by McGraw Hill (2010). He created AlienVault's Industrial Control Systems Group (2011).

Today Mr. Blask is Founder and CEO of ICS Cybersecurity, Inc.; Chair of the Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC); Chief Architect for NorthWind Technologies in Doha, Qatar; Advisor to Itex Solutions in Sana’a, Yemen and Targetproof in Atlanta, USA; and actively involved with a wide range of industry efforts both in the United States and abroad.

The Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC) exists to bring together the private sector for the purpose of sharing knowledge about risks, threats and best practices in our shared critical infrastructure. The center was created to provide the community a common platform where this exchange can be performed in an environment best suited to the needs of all involved parties.

A member driven organization, the ICS-ISAC is supported by valued industry partners including Amor Group, City of Columbus, Ohio, CSC, Emerson Process Systems, Exelon, Netsecuris, SAIC, SCADAhacker and Verizon.

Interested researchers and organizations can join the ICS-ISAC at http://ics-isac.org

POC – Debbie Windle  *  979-204-7218  *  dwindle@ics-isac.org

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