March 7, 2019 10:30 AM
Critical Infrastructure Protection has been a growing focus for governments and industries for over 25 years. In the late 1990s, the Clinton Administration’s Presidential Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection began to define the critical infrastructure and the threats to it, resulting in Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD 63). PDD 63 was largely focused on the physical and IT infrastructure existent within our critical infrastructure. Over time, IT infrastructures have grown exponentially and have assumed more and more responsibility for critical functions within the infrastructure. At the same time, the sheer number of SCADA and Industrial Control Systems and the functions they perform make these devices a particularly enticing target to criminal, terrorist and nation state adversaries. Today, Industrial Control Systems are growing at an astounding rate through the Internet of Things (IoT) and are particularly vulnerable to attack. This presentation will review a Department of Defense case study by walking through the early policy directives through today’s lineup and discuss how they have evolved to meet today’s challenges.
Marianne Meins is the VP of Critical Infrastructure Protection at Parsons Corporation, a tech-driven company delivering critical infrastructure and security solutions to cities around the world. Marianne has been at the forefront of Critical Infrastructure Protection for 20 years, including the stand up of DHS and the US-CERT as a member of the Infrastructure Protection Transition Task Force and the development lead of the Global Early Warning Information System (GEWIS). In her current role at Parsons, she is responsible for the corporate-wide critical infrastructure protection strategy, including the development of DOMAIN6™, Parsons’ Converged Security Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Solution. Through DOMAIN6™, we support our global infrastructure clients with a holistic approach to enterprise protection (both physical and cyber). Prior to her current role, Marianne was responsible for Parsons Cyber & Intelligence Operations Line of Business. Marianne is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Capitol Technology University in their Critical Infrastructure Program and expecting to finish this year, she has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Math/Scientific Programming from the University of California, San Diego.