How can industrial IioT be protected from the great unwashed masses of IoT devices

August 10, 2018 10:40 AM

IoT and IIot devices are more prevalent in homes and industry. When these two areas share the same space, malware could move from one domain to another. For example, smart meters used by an electric utility could be compromised by other smart devices in the home. How can an electric utility protect their industrial equipment and ensure that home based IoT devices stay in their place? Join us in a demonstration of techniques that could be used to cloak an electric meter from the wild west of commercial-off-the-shelf IoT devices

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Ken Keiser


Ken Keiser is the Director of Operational Technology Cybersecurity at Parsons Corporation, focusing on critical infrastructure protection risk analysis, and mitigation in the transportation, oil & Gas, water, steel, automotive, and chemical industries. He has over 30 years of industrial control system experience in distributed control systems with Bailey Controls, ABB, and Siemens. Most recently, Ken was the interim Chief Information Security Officer for Amtrak as part of a Parsons project. He holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification as well as a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor certification. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University.

Ben Barenz


Ben Barenz is a Systems Engineer at Parsons Corporation, focusing on critical asset protection and critical infrastructure protection. He has over 8 years of industry experience in critical asset protection under DoD contracts and has recently moved under critical infrastructure protection. Ben holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and numerous industry related certifications. ‚Äč