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Don't be the next victim: Cloak and secure your critical infrastructure and devices

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-01-22 18:00:00 UTC)
  • David Mattes


  • Tempered

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This webcast will address the challenges facing critical infrastructure environments, including industrial automation infrastructure across a variety of segments. Examples of common network architectures that have high risk exposure will be presented. These examples will be driven by common needs such as remote connectivity; employee, vendor, and contractor access; and integration with untrusted networks such as cellular, ISP, and shared infrastructure.

Attendees will learn about various standards, architecture documents, and best-practice recommendations that together align to provide a powerful model for advanced network security for industrial environments. Standards and architectures will be referenced from the ISA, IETF and TCG.

David Mattes will present a case study of deployments that have successfully leveraged the previously discussed standards and architecture models. The importance of people, process, and technology in these examples will be highlighted, along with the importance of simplicity and ease of use of security products. David will explain how effective security controls can be deployed into new environments, as well as transparently added to existing environments--leveraging existing infrastructure and IT security investments. As the threat landscape escalates and new regulatory requirements emerge for various critical infrastructure sectors, the talk will conclude with proposed next steps and a call to action.

Speaker Bio

David Mattes

David Mattes originally founded Asguard Networks in 2012 to create standards-based products that address the challenge of managing connectivity and information security for industrial control systems (ICS). In 2014, he and Jeff Hussey co-founded Tempered Networks based on Asguard Networks' technology. Prior to Asguard Networks, Mattes spent 13 years in The Boeing Company's R&D organization. As an Advanced Research Technologist at Boeing, he focused on ICS security issues and solved the challenge of segmenting connectivity for ICS devices into private networks, while ensuring secure connectivity to and through Boeing's enterprise networks. Mattes was the co-creator and technical and implementation lead on an architecture that not only addressed Boeing's stringent InfoSec governance and security requirements, but also satisfied the needs of end users. Mattes has patents pending in distributed network configuration and orchestration. He holds an M.S.E.E. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico.

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