Securing Critical Infrastructure through Side-Channel Monitoring

August 11, 2018 10:00 AM

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Speaker Information

Panelist Information

James Harris

PFP Cybersecurity

James Harris began his career as an Engineer/Scientist at IBM PC Company in the 1990s, and as a Senior Field Applications Engineer at Silicon Image in the early 2000’s. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he joined the FBI as a Special Agent primarily focused on Cyber matters, where he remained for more than a decade. At the FBI, he served in a number of positions, including as the Senior Liaison Officer to DHS’s Cybersecurity and Communications Division, and as the Assistant Section Chief of the Counterterrorism Internet Operations Section. In 2014, he co-founded Eunomic, Inc., a Software Defined Network security start-up, which was acquired by Caveonix, Inc. in 2017. Today he is the Vice President of Engineering for PFP Cybersecurity, leading the company’s product development. PFP was recently named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” for using side channel analysis to protect endpoint devices.

Carlos R. Aguayo Gonzalez

PFP Cybersecurity

Carlos R. Aguayo Gonzalez, is one of the Founders and Chief Technology Officer of PFP Cybersecurity, which develops unique physics-based cyber security solutions for critical infrastructure, including industrial control systems and supply-chain risk management. He received his PhD and MS degrees from Virginia Tech both in Electrical Engineering. The PFP Cybersecurity approach has its foundation on Dr. Aguayo Gonzalez’s doctoral work. He has extensive research and development (R&D) experience in cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, side-channel analysis, machine learning, and signal processing. Dr. Aguayo Gonzalez has served as Principal Investigator in multiple R&D projects in cyber security protection of critical infrastructure. Key sponsors of this research include: National Science Foundation, Army, Air Force, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security