Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Verizon join European Smart Grid Cyber and SCADA Security conference in London with high level presentation

We are pleased to welcome and announce the edition of Verizon as Associate Sponsors of the 3rd annual European Smart Grid Cyber and SCADA Security conference in London on March 11th and 12th 2013.

Managing Principal, Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity, Sean McGurk will be presenting at the event on day one.
Mr McGurk and Verizon have extensive experience in how technology is evolving, and we look forward to their presentation, as follows:

"Critical Infrastructure Protection is at the forefront of the public and private sectors. With the interdependencies of the national critical infrastructure sectors many companies are focusing on risk mitigation to prevent a cascading event. Subsequently industry leaders are addressing challenges in policy, technology and procedures to reduce risk and provide a secure operational environment.  As the threat landscape develops so must the capabilities of solution providers in order to counter the malicious activity. In his address, Seán McGurk will discuss how technology is evolving with the use of intelligence reporting in order to enhance security to reduce risk for critical infrastructure facility operations."

Seán Paul McGurk
Managing Principal
Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity
Verizon, Investigative Response

Prior to joining Verizon Mr. McGurk severed in several roles in the federal government, 
military and private sector focusing on information assurance and cybersecurity. He has
over 33 years of experience in advanced systems operation and information systems 
security. Mr. McGurk served as a member of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive 
Service (SES) while at the Department of Homeland Security as the Director of the 
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). While at DHS 
he also served as the Director of the Control Systems Security Program and established 
the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). For 
several years he worked as an arms control inspector for the Department of Defense 
where he conducted numerous inspections throughout the Soviet Union and subsequent 
Commonwealth of Independent States in accordance with the Intermediate Nuclear 
Forces (INF), the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and the Conventional 
Armed Forces in Europe Treaties. 
Former Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center,
Mr. McGurk served as a member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service 
(SES) as the first Director of this 24X7 integrated cybersecurity and communications 
operations center providing indications and warning of incidents through cross domain 
situational awareness. The Center included a continually updated, comprehensive picture 
of cyber threats, physical communications threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences by 
coordinating national response efforts, developing guidance to mitigate risks and resolve 
incidents, while working directly with Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial 
governments and private sector partners. He supervised the daily execution of the 
missions of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), Industrial 
Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), and National 
Coordination Center for Communications (NCC).
Mr. McGurk led the efforts under the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative
(CNCI) to integrate the reporting requirements from the national cybersecurity centers of 
the Department of Defense (National Threat Operations Center (NSA NOC), US Cyber 
Command Joint Operations Center (USCCOMJOC), the Defense Cyber Crime Center 
(DC3), the Department of Justice (National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force 
(NCI/JTF) the Intelligence Community (Intelligence Community Incident Response 
Center (ICIRC) and the Department of Homeland Security (US-CERT)


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