2019 National Cyber Summit

Summit Speaker Thiago Alves

Session Information

OpenPLC: Towards a Fully Open and Secure Programmable Logic Controller
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The OpenPLC is the first fully functional standardized open source PLC, with both software and hardware implementations, and with a fast-growing community of over 400 developers and users worldwide. This talk will introduce the OpenPLC environment and discuss how to use it as a secure PLC in advanced manufacturing.
South Hall - Meeting Room 2
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Mr. Thiago Alves
University of Alabama, Huntsville
Thiago Alves received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the “Pontifícia Universidade Católica” (PUC) in 2013, and his MsE degree from UAH in 2018. He was the recipient of the Best Senior Design Award from PUC University Electrical Engineering Department in 2013. In 2014 he created OpenPLC, the world's first open source industrial controller. OpenPLC is being used as a valuable tool for control system research and education. The OpenPLC project has contributions from several universities and private companies, such as Johns Hopkins and FreeWave Technologies. In 2017 Thiago won first place in CSAW, the world's largest student-run cybersecurity competition, with his innovative embedded security solution for OpenPLC. Currently Thiago is a Ph.D. student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His research interests include cybersecurity for SCADA systems, industrial controllers and embedded systems.