Encryption in Industrial Control Systems: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze

September 27, 2018 9:40 AM

In both the cybersecurity policy and news worlds, anytime a security incident happens, cries are raised about how encryption would have helped prevent the incident. There's also a movement to bring encryption to ICS protocols. This talk examines the benefits and drawbacks to encryption on ICS networks.

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Brandon Workentin


Brandon Workentin joined SecurityMatters as an ICS Security Engineer in early 2017. Prior to that, Brandon worked for EnergySec, where he started as an intern in 2014 and finished as a Cybersecurity Analyst II. At EnergySec, Brandon focused on security regulations, including the NERC CIP cybersecurity standards, as well as threats, research, and news affecting the electric industry. He was also involved in the creation of the EnergySec Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), as well as a member of multiple ISAO Standards Organization Working Groups. Prior to joining the cybersecurity field, Brandon spent several years teaching math and English in Idaho and Oregon. Brandon also enjoys public speaking, highlighted by having presented on ICS security at multiple BSides events. He has a BA in Mathematics and English Education from Northwest Nazarene University and an AS in Cybersecurity and Networking from Mt. Hood Community College.