2020 National Cyber Summit

Summit Speaker Chris Guo

Session Information

Cyber Securing ICS - Architecture-Based Approaches that Preserve Operational Integrity
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In many industrial control operations, cyber-protection against external attack barely extends to or beyond the network core. These security architectures forego internal protections necessary to lock down system endpoints such as unattended sensors, weapons systems and control networks that link directly to a central location. For essential embedded systems, protection at the edge is critical.

With alarming reports last year of Stuxnet-extending malware including Energetic Bear and Sandworm targeting ICS and SCADA operations, facility managers with legacy systems have good reason for concern. They are challenged with providing advanced critical-systems protection for legacy network components that cannot be individually equipped with security software.

Drawing from user cases and newly developed technologies, architecture-based approaches will be demonstrated for implementing accredited, military-grade, cyber protection for ICS. The demonstration will include methods for establishing defense-in-depth protection.
Von Braun Center - South Hall | Meeting Room 2
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Chris Guo Ph.D.
Principal Cybersecurity Architect
Ultra Electronics
Dr. Guo is a principal cybersecurity engineer with Ultra Electronics and brings the company more than 20 years of experience in software/hardware, wireless and communication security. He holds particular expertise in engineering for secure wireless products and industrial cybersecurity products. He is responsible for engineering secure design and implementation functionalities for Ultra product certifications that include NIST FIPS 140-2 and NIAP/NSA’s Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation. Guo holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.