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Critical Infrastructure Attacks: The Next Big Threat
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While the primary focus, both within militaries and enterprises, has been on network and PC based attacks, the next front in the cyber battle is the vulnerable state of embedded systems. Manufacturing, ATMs, medical systems, smart grid, and home electronics, are all going to be compromised by attackers. In this presentation, Mr. Stiennon offers some insights into the threat and required defensive mechanisms that have to be deployed sooner rather than later.

When: 3/17/2015
5:00 PM
Where: Delphi HQ
5725 Delphi Drive
Troy, Michigan  48098
United States
Presenter: Richard Stiennon
Contact: Jay Aho

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Richard is a technologist and industry analyst. He was an ethical hacker for PricewaterhouseCoopers early in his career. Now he focuses on industry trends, global cybersecurity policy, and threatscape.


Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the   booming IT security industry. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and UP and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence (IT-Harvest Press, 2012). He writes the Cyber Domain column for and is frequently quoted as a cyber security expert in mainstream media. He advises his clients on cybersecurity strategy.  Richard is also the Executive Editor of and the Senior Fellow at the International Cybersecurity Dialogue. He was Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. and VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Prior to that, Richard was VP Research at Gartner, Inc.


Stiennon has presented on cyber security threats and defenses in 28 countries on six continents. He is known for his iconoclastic analysis of the security industry and always challenges his audience to question accepted practices in the face of changing cyber threats.  Richard has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and has his MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London. He is writing his next book on cyberwar and military affairs. 

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