Federal agency staff are facing increasing pressure to defend operational technologies against cyber intrusion. This workshop will discuss new tools for enhancing cybersecurity awareness and capability. It will focus on new FEMP resources, including an interactive Cybersecurity Trainer Game and an overlay of the Risk Management Framework with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
Michael Mylrea, Senior Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Read Bio
Dr. Michael Mylrea is a Senior Advisor at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with over 18 years' experience working on cybersecurity, energy, technology, and national security issues. This experience includes leadership positions in industry and government, including, but not limited to: U.S. Department of Energy and Defense, Cyber Innovation Development (Co-Founder), Deloitte, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, Lakeside Oil and Harvard Berkman Center. At PNNL, he played a lead role in EERE's cyber strategy development, leaders various vulnerability assessment efforts and cyber R&D projects focused on next generation ICS/SCADA solutions for securing critical infrastructures from emerging cyber threats. Michael is a NSF CyberCorps alum who completed various cybersecurity degrees and accredited course work, including a doctorate focused on cyber resilience George Washington University, an MA in cyber policy at Fletcher School at Tufts University, MS cybersecurity at Western Governors University and two undergraduate degrees at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sri Gourisetti, Grid–Cybersecurity Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Sri is a Grid–cybersecurity research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). During his research engagement at PNNL, he worked on several smart grid cyber–physical security projects addressing the security and grid systems interaction challenges and needs of critical facilities and infrastructure. He has been actively involved in research projects on security engineering solutions and responses for critical infrastructure. He is the Co–PI for DOE Cybersecurity projects such as Keyless Infrastructure Security Solution – a blockchain–based system for critical infrastructure; Mitigation of External–exposure for Energy Delivery Systems; Cybersecurity Framework. He is one of the lead authors for DOE–PNNL led buildings cybersecurity framework and the lead developer for vulnerability assessment tools. He is the Co–PI for the development of on–going cyber–physical security non–intrusive applications. He is a technical lead for an incentive–based hardware–in–the–loop project where the grid simulation software and hardware systems interact in real–time. Under a DARPA project, he also led a team to develop red team — blue team cyber-physical attack scenarios for grid systems.
Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Describe their site's current cybersecurity posture;
- Describe their site's current target state;
- Identify and prioritize cybersecurity improvement opportunities; and
- Assess their cybersecurity posture progress, utilizing FEMP's tools.