ICS Cybersecurity & Implications for National Security

May 15, 2019 10:00 AM

Speaker Information

Panelist Information

David Batz

Edison Electric

David Batz, Senior Director, Cyber & Infrastructure Security at Edison Electric Institute, brings significant industry knowledge in understanding and applying appropriate security solutions to address emerging threats and issues. In addition to providing in-depth technical knowledge of security and network issues, he leverages a decade of energy regulatory compliance as well as physical and cybersecurity policy experience and engagement with federal agencies.

Dr. Kelly Fletcher

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Kelly Fletcher is the Deputy Director at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She previously served as the Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of the Navy (DON). Prior to that, she was the Principal Deputy CIO, during which time she was appointed to the Senior Executive Service. In that position, she supported the DON CIO in executing his responsibilities and provided strategic guidance and direction to the DON CIO's functional teams: Cybersecurity, Information Technology Analysis & Internal Controls, Enterprise Infrastructure, Privacy & Information Sharing, and Strategic Spectrum Policy.

Ben Miller


Ben Miller, Vice President of Threat Operations, leads Dragos’ team of analysts in performing active defense, threat hunting, incident response, and malware analysis missions for the industrial community inside of ICS/SCADA networks. Previously the Associate Director, Electricity Information Sharing & Analysis Center (Electricity ISAC), he led cyber analysis for the sector. He and his team focused on leading-edge cyber activities as they relate to the North American bulk electric system.

Bryson Bort


Bryson is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a boutique cybersecurity consultancy, and Co-Founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. He is a National Security Institute Fellow and an Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute. Prior, Bryson led an elite offensive capabilities development group. As a U.S. Army Officer, he served as a Battle Captain and Brigade Engineering Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army as a Captain. ‍ Bryson received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Management from the University of Maryland, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and completed graduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas.