Instructors

Instructors

ICS Instructors


Justin Searle

Justin Searle

Justin Searle is a Managing Partner of UtiliSec, specializing in Smart Grid security architecture design and penetration testing. Justin led the Smart Grid Security Architecture group in the creation of NIST Interagency Report 7628 and played key roles in the Advanced Security Acceleration Project for the Smart Grid (ASAP-SG). He currently leads the testing group at the National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization Resources (NESCOR). Justin has taught courses in hacking techniques, forensics, networking, and intrusion detection for multiple universities, corporations, and security conferences. Mr. Searle is currently a certified instructor for the SANS Institute. In addition to electric power industry conferences, Justin frequently presents at top international security conferences such as Black Hat, DEFCON, OWASP, Nullcon, and AusCERT. Justin co-leads prominent open source projects including the Samurai Web Testing Framework (SamuraiWTF), the Samurai Security Testing Framework for Utilities (SamuraiSTFU), Middler, Yokoso!, and Laudanum. Justin has an MBA in International Technology and is a CISSP and SANS GIAC certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), and Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT).

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Robert M. Lee

Robert M. Lee

Robert M. Lee is the CEO and Founder of Dragos Security LLC, a critical infrastructure cybersecurity company, where he pursues his passion for control system traffic analysis, incident response, and threat intelligence research.

Rob is a SANS Certified Instructor, the course author of SANS ICS515 - "Active Defense and Incident Response," and the co-author of SANS FOR578 - "Cyber Threat Intelligence."  He is also a non-resident National Cyber Security Fellow at New America focusing on policy issues relating to the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, and a PhD candidate at Kings College London. For his research and focus areas, he was named one of Passcode's Influencers and awarded EnergySec's 2015 Cyber Security Professional of the Year. Rob was also named to the 2016 class of Forbes "30 Under 30" for Enterprise Technology as one of "the brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents" in the sector.

Robert obtained his start in cybersecurity serving as a Cyber Warfare Operations Officer in the U.S. Air Force. He has performed defense, intelligence, and attack missions in various government organizations including the establishment of a first-of-its-kind ICS/SCADA cyber threat intelligence and intrusion analysis mission. Robert routinely writes articles in publications such as Control Engineering and the Christian Science Monitor's Passcode and speaks at conferences around the world. Lastly, Robert, is author of the book "SCADA and Me" and the weekly web-comic Little Bobby.

"Real-world practical insight and the technical skills and tools to create meaningful change."- Billy Glen, Pacific Gas & Electric

"Great teaching style - humor - keeps the atmosphere light."- Tim Sanguinett, NCPA

"Good pace, kept things moving, stayed enthusiastic the entire day."- Michael Nowatkowsk, Army Cyber Institute

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Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin. Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Dr. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and is a SANS faculty Fellow and course author who works with students, teaches, and develops and maintains courseware.

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Graham Speake

Graham Speake

Graham Speake is Vice President and Chief Product Architect at NexDefense. Previously to NexDefense, he was Principal Systems Architect for Yokogawa Electric Corporation, ISCI Marketing Chair, and an IEC62443 editor. Graham is an engineer with over 30 years' experience, the last 16 of which have been in the industrial cyber security arena for both end user companies and vendors. Graham has spent 10 years in BP looking at control systems security in both upstream and downstream business areas. Additionally, he has 5 years' experience in designing safety systems at Industrial Control Services.

Graham is the author of a number of books and frequent contributor to magazine articles.

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Eric Cornelius

Eric Cornelius

Eric Cornelius is the Director of Critical Infrastructure and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) at Cylance, Inc. where he is responsible for thought leadership, architecture, and consulting implementations. Eric brings a wealth of ICS knowledge and his leadership keeps organizations safe, secure, and resilient against advanced attackers. 
 
Previously, Eric served as the Deputy Director and Chief Technical Analyst for the Control Systems Security Program at the US Department of Homeland Security. 
 
Eric earned a bachelor's degree from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology where he was the recipient of many scholarships and awards including the National Science Foundation's Scholarship for Service. 
 
Eric went on to work at the Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate where he worked to secure field-deployable combat technologies. It was at ARL that Cornelius became interested in non-traditional computing systems, an interest which ultimately led him to the Idaho National Laboratory where he participated in deep-dive vulnerability assessments of a wide range of ICS systems. 
 
Eric is the co-author of "Recommended Practice: Creating Cyber Forensics Plans for Control Systems" as part of the DHS National Cyber Security Division, Control Systems Security Program, 2008 and is also a frequent speaker and instructor at ICS events across the globe.

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Matthew Luallen

Matthew Luallen

Matthew E. Luallen is a well-respected information professional, researcher, instructor, and author. Mr. Luallen serves as the president and co-founder of CYBATI, a strategic and practical educational and consulting company. CYBATI provides critical infrastructure and control system cybersecurity consulting, education, and awareness. Prior to incorporating CYBATI, Mr. Luallen served as a co-founder of Encari and provided strategic guidance for Argonne National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, within the Information Architecture and Cyber Security Program Office. In an effort to promote education and collaboration in information security, Mr. Luallen is an instructor and faculty member at several institutions. Mr. Luallen is adjunct faculty for DePaul University, teaching the Computer Information and Network Security Masters degree capstone course. He is also a certified instructor and CCIE for Cisco Systems, covering security technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion prevention, and virtual private networks, and general secure information architecture. As a certified instructor for the SANS Institute, Mr. Luallen teaches infrastructure architecture, wireless security, web application security, regulatory and standards compliance, and security essentials. Mr. Luallen is a graduate of National Technological University with a master's degree in computer science, and he also holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

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Tim Conway

Tim Conway

Technical Director - ICS and SCADA programs at SANS. Responsible for developing, reviewing, and implementing technical components of the SANS ICS and SCADA product offerings. Formerly, the Director of CIP Compliance and Operations Technology at Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). Responsible for Operations Technology, NERC CIP Compliance, and the NERC training environments for the operations departments within NIPSCO Electric. Previously, an EMS Computer Systems Engineer at NIPSCO for eight years, with responsibility over the control system servers and the supporting network infrastructure. Former Chair of the RFC CIPC, current Chair of the NERC CIP Interpretation Drafting Team, member of the NESCO advisory board, current Chair of the NERC CIPC GridEx Working Group, and Chair of the NBISE Smart Grid Cyber Security panel.

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