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Sean McBride on ICS Security Education and Degree Programs

Unsolicited Response Podcast

Release Date: 10/17/2019

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May: ICS Security Month In Review show art May: ICS Security Month In Review

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I begin with a brief discussion of the George Floyd murder and not enough. While not ICS security, it is impossible to review the month of May without discussing this. Then at 7:15 Patrick Miller joins me to discuss the Executive Order, the rumored supply chain manipulation of a transformer, COVID impact on the ICS security community, and ICS ATT&CK evaluations. We finish with Wins and Fails from the month and a Bold Prediction.

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This is a shorter solo-sode rather than the typical interview format. I wanted to hold off on making any COVID-19 analysis or comments until the rawness and shock of the event had subsided somewhat. In this episode I discuss how COVID-19 affects:

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Ralph Langner of Langner, Inc. and Zach Tudor of INL join me on the S4x20 Closing Panel. This is always one of the most fun and highly rated session at S4.

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Interview with Inventor & Legend Ed Schweitzer show art Interview with Inventor & Legend Ed Schweitzer

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This podcast is the audio from my S4x20 Main Stage interview with electric sector and ICS legend Ed Schweitzer. He was the perfect person to interview related to the event theme: Create The Future in OT and ICS security. It's a wide ranging and fun interview. (Ed has a great sense of humor).

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Interview with Bryan Owen of OSIsoft show art Interview with Bryan Owen of OSIsoft

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Bryan and I were scheduled to go skiing prior to ICSJWG in Park City. With that squashed we decided to record a podcast instead. Bryan and I begin with what winning the Michael J. Assante Lifetime Achievement award meant to him. Then we discuss the challenge and methods in which an ICS product vendor tries to develop and deploy a secure solution.

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Marty Edwards has worked for an ICS asset owner, INL, DHS, ISA and late last year he made the move to a security product vendor, Tenable. This happened at the same time that Tenable acquired Indegy for $78M, indicating they are serious about OT security space. I talk with Marty a bit about his past career and then focus on why he moved to Tenable and what Tenable's strategy is for the OT space.

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More Episodes

In this episode Dale interviews Sean McBride. Sean was on some of the earliest Unsolicited Response episodes when he was a Founder and Analyst with Critical Intelligence, the first ICS Threat Intel company. The first 10 minutes of the interview discuss the state of ICS threat intel today.

Then the discussion shifts to Sean's current job and passion, creating and running an ICS Cybersecurity Associates Degree program at Idaho State University. We go into what students learn, what jobs they are likely to get, how to scale up the number of students and more.

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Sponsors

This episode was sponsored by aeSolutions. aeSolutions is an engineering and consulting company specializing in process safety and industrial cybersecurity. aeSolutions has pioneered the CyberPHA methodology which is a proven method to assess industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity risk leveraging well established process safety techniques.

This episode was sponsored by CyberX. Founded by military cyber experts with nation-state expertise defending critical infrastructure, CyberX has developed an end-to-end platform for continuous ICS threat monitoring and risk mitigation. Check out the 2019 CyberX GlobaICS and IIoT Risk Reportthe CyberX report on the NIS Directive, and my podcast from last year on the report with Phil Neray.