Eric Cornelius

Eric Cornelius is the Chief Product Architect for BlackBerry and brings a wealth of ICS knowledge and his leadership keeps organizations safe, secure, and resilient against advanced attackers. Previously he was the Director of Critical Infrastructure and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) at Cylance, Inc. where he was responsible for thought leadership, architecture, and consulting implementations.

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Eric has also served as the Deputy Director and Chief Technical Analyst for the Control Systems Security Program at the US Department of Homeland Security.

Eric earned a bachelor's degree from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology where he was the recipient of many scholarships and awards including the National Science Foundation's Scholarship for Service.

After earning his degree, Eric went on to work at the Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate where he worked to secure field-deployable combat technologies. It was at ARL that he became interested in non-traditional computing systems, an interest which ultimately led him to the Idaho National Laboratory where he participated in deep-dive vulnerability assessments of a wide range of ICS systems.

Eric is the co-author of "Recommended Practice: Creating Cyber ForensicsPlans for Control Systems" as part of the DHS National Cyber Security Division, Control Systems Security Program, 2008 and is also a frequent speaker and instructor at ICS events across the globe.