Chris brings more than 10 years of cybersecurity and critical infrastructure experience working in the renewable energy industry. He was directly involved in the development, construction, and operations of wind and solar power plants and their high voltage systems. His work within the energy and utility industry has also afforded him experience in the development and maintenance of substation protection, automation, and control systems. Chris has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson University with thesis work in substation protection, automation, and control involving the IEC61850 family of protocols. When he is not working, Chris enjoys hobby electronics and spending time in the outdoors.
Most industrial control systems lack security by design. OT environments are especially difficult to defend against cyberattacks due to the vulnerability and fragility of systems in place, and the common use of implicit trust models. Mix in the increased connectivity between industrial and corporate networks and the remote access requirements for employees and third-party suppliers, and you have changed risk equation. Listen in as our panel addresses the cybersecurity essentials for the people, process and technology behind the movement toward Industry 5.0.