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The GICSP: A Cornerstone Certification

  • Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST (15:00:00 UTC)
  • Scott Cassity and Doug Wylie

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At two years of age, the Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) is now well established as the leading ICS security certification. This session will discuss the origins of the credential and its ongoing development. Included will be information on the whitepaper which the GICSP Steering Committee, in collaboration with SANS Institute, have released to mark issuance of the 1,000th GICSP certification, and a preliminary look at research into how certification has affected and empowered its holders to be more effective in their jobs, how practitioners value to their company and industry has increased, and how certified professionals are moving their careers forward.

Speaker Bios

Scott Cassity

Scott is the managing director for the GIAC program at SANS. Cassity was previously a principal /partner of a healthcare real estate development and consulting firm. He also initiated or closed real estate transactions in excess of $100 million. His business expertise includes growing new businesses, financial analysis, risk assessment and a genuine interest in new business ventures. Scott also serves several non-profit endeavors in his community. He is the current President of ChildHelp of East Tennessee, a children’s advocacy organization.

Doug Wylie

With more than 20 years of experience with industrial control systems (ICS), Doug Wylie is a seasoned business practitioner, industry thought leader and certified security professional with extensive experience as a global market-maker for industrial products, open technologies and contemporary solutions used in mission-critical applications.

In his current role, Doug directs and promotes NexDefense's position and perspective on emerging market demands, industrial networking, and the ever-evolving security trends that affect customers across an array of industries and applications. His focus includes identifying and solving real-world customer challenges, while similarly establishing relevant solutions that increase visibility and operational knowledge to counteract risks that may impact safety, integrity, information security and productivity.

Prior to NexDefense, Doug worked for Rockwell Automation and performed most recently as Director, Product Security Risk Management reporting to the Office of General Counsel and CISO. He earned the prestigious 2013 SANS People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity award and actively maintains his Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification (CISSP® 435349). Doug holds his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio and numerous internationally-recognized patents related to industrial communications, control and software technologies.

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