Workshop Description

Establishing Standards And Impacting Economic And Workforce Development

This workshop is a follow-up of activities and developments from the Community of Practice focused on industrial cybersecurity education, training and workforce development efforts to include government, academia, and industry.  The Community integrates stakeholders and practitioners with similar interest in a consolidated framework, develop common views on career pathways in industrial cybersecurity, and map foundational pedagogical paradigms to educate and train our workforce.

Workshop Goals

  • Foster creation and maintenance of industrial cybersecurity education and training standards.
  • Establish a repository of existing training and education materials.
  • Document gaps for further development (based on preliminary studies and assessments of curriculum and standards).
  • Exchange ideas to implement training and education standards.
  • Build and maintain relationships of trust for standards creation and maintenance across diverse institutions and educators including DHS, DOE, DOD, academia, and commercial entities.

Workshop Information

Registration Information

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MST
(12:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST)

Virtual online event
Once registration is confirmed, virtual links
and information will follow.

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DEADLINE: May 11, 2021
NOTE: This Workshop is limited to 300 active participants. Registration will go to standby and viewing only once limit is met.

Previous Workshops:
Virtual, November 2020

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sean mcbride, ics community of practiceSean McBride is the Industrial Cybersecurity Program Coordinator within the College of Technology at Idaho State University and Joint Appointee with Idaho National Laboratory. Within Idaho State University’s Energy Systems Technology Education Center (ESTEC) and functioning as a joint appointee with the Idaho National Laboratory, Sean McBride infuses engineering technology students with critical cybersecurity skills.

Sean joined ISU after leaving FireEye, where he developed the firm’s Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security business strategy. Sean’s professional accomplishments include pioneering work in threat and vulnerability intelligence, which evolved into the DHS ICS-CERT, and co-founding Critical Intelligence to focus on the unique intelligence needs of industrial entities.

Over the past decade, Sean has written extensively for his customers, provided expert analysis for the popular press, and briefed the results of his work at leading professional conferences such as RSA and S4.

Sean earned an MBA in the NSA Scholarship for Service Program at ISU in 2006. He earned a Masters in Global Management from Thunderbird – Arizona State University in 2010. He is a doctoral candidate at La Trobe University.

Shane StaileyShane Stailey is a Senior Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Professional with three decades of success in learning, teaching, broadening, and applying information across multiple business streams with a spectrum of technical variety. Shane specializes in combining creative thinking, outside the box analysis, and practitioner level application to solve real world problems.  As a first generation Master’s and Doctoral level educated professional he is well aware of the value that can come from merging ‘pure work’, ‘consistent learning’, and ‘determined perseverance’, despite life’s adversities, to reach professional and personal goals and accomplishments.

Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from NMSU. Graduate degrees include: Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix; Master of Science in Management – Information Systems Security, Colorado Technical University. Post-graduate degree is Doctor of Computer Science – Information Assurance.

Credentials.  ISC2: (CISSP) Certified Information Systems Security Professional-2010; EC-Council: (CEH) Certified Ethical Hacker-2014; Project Management Institute: (PMP) Project Management Professional-2019

diane burleyDiana L. Burley, Ph.D., is Vice Provost for Research at American University (AU) where she is also Professor of Public Administration and Policy and Professor of IT & Analytics. Named one of SC Magazine’s Eight Women in IT Security to Watch in 2017 and the 2017 SC Magazine ReBoot awardee for educational leadership in IT security, Dr. Burley is a cybersecurity expert who regularly conducts cybersecurity training for executives across North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East on managing cybersecurity risk, assessing the threat environment, and strengthening organizational cybersecurity posture.

She has testified before Congress, is a member of the US National Academies Board on Human-Systems Integration, and an affiliated researcher with the Cyber Operations Group of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Prior to AU, Dr. Burley was a professor at George Washington University where she directed the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) – a 26-member national consortium dedicated to strengthening the cyber infrastructure of the United States. She led the Cyber Corps program and managed a multi-million-dollar computer science education and research portfolio for the US National Science Foundation, and has written over 90 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change; including her 2014 co-authored book “Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines.”

Honors include: 2016 Woman of Influence- by the Executive Women’s Forum in Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy; the 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year; and a 2014 Top Ten Influencer in information security careers. She is the sole recipient of both educator of the year and government leader of the year awards from the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education and has been honored by the U.S. Federal CIO Council for her work on developing the federal cyber security workforce.

She holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America; M.S. in Public Management and Policy, M.S. in Organization Science, and Ph.D. in Organization Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.

John Drew HamiltonJohn A. “Drew” Hamilton, Jr., Ph.D., is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of Mississippi State University’s Center for Cyber Innovation. Previously he served as Alumni Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University where he established Auburn’s Cyber Security program. He is a Fellow and former President of the Society for Modeling & Simulation, International (SCS), and former Chair of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Simulation (SIGSIM).

During his active duty career in the United States Army, he commanded HQs & HQs Battery, 1st Bn. 5th Field Artillery, Battery A, 8th Bn., 8th Field Artillery, Service Battery, 1st Bn, 8th Field Artillery and Battery F (sep), 7th Field Artillery and qualified in nuclear/chemical targeting. Dr. Hamilton served as the first Director of the Joint Forces Program Office at SPAWAR working command & control interoperability and on the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Faculty of the United States Military Academy, as well as Chief of the Ada Joint Program Office. Dr. Hamilton is a graduate of the Naval War College with distinction.

frank cilluffoFrank J. Cilluffo is the director of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security. Cilluffo is a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, and he’s routinely called upon to advise senior officials in the executive branch, U.S. Armed Services, and state and local governments on an array of matters related to national and homeland security strategy and policy. In addition to briefing Congressional committees and their staffs, he has publicly testified before Congress on numerous occasions, serving as a subject matter expert on policies related to cyber threats, counterterrorism, security and deterrence, weapons proliferation, organized crime, intelligence and threat assessments, emergency management, and border and transportation security. Similarly, he works with U.S. allies and organizations such as NATO and Europol. He has presented at a number of bi-lateral and multi-lateral summits on cybersecurity and countering terrorism, including the U.N. Security Council.

Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Cilluffo was appointed by President George W. Bush to the newly created Office of Homeland Security. There, he was involved in a wide range of homeland security and counterterrorism strategies, policy initiatives and served as a principal advisor to Director Tom Ridge, directing the president’s Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Cilluffo then joined George Washington University in 2003, establishing the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security as a prominent nonpartisan “think and do tank” dedicated to building bridges between theory and practice to advance U.S. security. He served as an associate vice president where he led a number of national security and cybersecurity policy and research initiatives. He directed the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and, with the School of Business, launched the university’s World Executive MBA in Cybersecurity program.

Prior to his White House appointment, Cilluffo spent eight years in senior policy positions with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington-based think tank. There, he chaired or directed numerous committees and task forces on homeland defense, counterterrorism and transnational organized crime, as well as information warfare and information assurance.

He has published extensively in academic, law, business and policy journals, as well as magazines and newspapers worldwide. His work has been published through ABC News, Foreign Policy, The Journal of International Security Affairs, The National Interest, Parameters, Politico, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Quarterly and The Washington Post. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board for Military and Strategic Affairs, and has served as an on-air consultant for CBS News and as a reviewer for a number of publications and foundations.

amy shawAmy Shaw is the Director of Compliance, Risk and Security at Idaho Power Company. As Idaho Power’s Compliance, Risk & Security Director, Amy oversees the teams focused on the risk management, cyber security, physical security, regulatory compliance, and environmental compliance activities of the company. Amy has been with Idaho Power for over 15 years. Prior to joining Idaho Power, she worked in public accounting for Deloitte & Touche. Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Business with a focus in Accounting from the University of Idaho, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information System Auditor. Amy serves on the University of Idaho Accounting Advisory Board as well as the Steering Committee for the Western Interconnection Compliance Forum, an information sharing organization for utilities in the Western Interconnection.

Idaho Power is headquartered in Boise, Idaho and has an employee base of @ 2,000 people and as an electric utility is engaged in generation, transmission, distribution, and the sale and purchase of electric energy.    The bulk of Idaho Power’s generating ability comes from 17 hydroelectric power plants and is one of the nation’s few investor-owned utilities with such a significant hydroelectric generation base.

Wayne Austad is the Chief Technology Officer for the National and Homeland Security Directorate at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Chief R&D Officer for CyManII, a Manufacturing USA institute focused on economically viable and pervasive cybersecurity in automation and supply chain. Wayne leads the Secure & Resilient Physical Systems Initiative was previously the Technical Director of INL’s Cybercore Integration Center and created the original Cybercore Program Office and led outreach to national labs and academic institutions to build a collaborative, interdisciplinary teaming environment. He is the founding Chair of the Cyber Partnership for Advancing Resilient Control Systems (CyberPARC), a formal, self-organized collaboration between INL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories.

Previously, as Director of INL’s Mission Support Center, he led a senior technical group that developed new methods for analysis of targeted cyber threats, provided technical context for mitigation priorities, and created new paradigms for information sharing between industry infrastructure owners, threat analysis teams, and government leaders. He also served as the Director of the Special Programs Division, which developed special technology and analysis for Defense and Intelligence agencies in advanced materials, trace detection, nuclear nonproliferation, electronic warfare modeling, information operations, and wireless communications systems.

Mr. Austad was the founding program manager for communications research programs at INL, coordinating multi-customer efforts to create the industry-scale Wireless Test Bed to evaluate the interoperability, performance, and security of new technologies within INL’s Critical Infrastructure Test Range Complex. As a past group lead for INL’s cybersecurity R&D organization, he was technical consultant to Department of Homeland Security Control Systems Security Test Center (pre-cursor to ICS-CERT) and the DOE’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Test Bed; and led several discretionary research projects to systematically assess vulnerabilities in power SCADA systems and design innovative protective solutions.  He started his career at INL in Artificial Intelligence & Simulation, working on hybrid neural network / expert systems, machine health monitoring, and 3D simulation environments for real-time robotic control.

Mr. Austad graduated with a MSEE and BSEE from the University of Wyoming with emphasis in Digital Signal Processing and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Ida Ngambeki is an Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. She is the Executive Director of the Purdue Cybersecurity Education Training Network and Resources and Director of the Cybersecure Behavior Lab. Dr. Ngambeki graduated from Smith College with a B.S. in Engineering and from Purdue University with a PhD in Engineering Education. Dr. Ngambeki’s key areas of research interest include: cybersecure behavior, social engineering, cybersecurity education, cybersecurity policy, and cybersecurity workforce development. Dr. Ngambeki’s current research projects include: developing of curriculum guidance documents and a hub and spoke infrastructure for Industrial Control Systems Security, developing a self-directed learning platform for secure programming, developing a cybersecurity apprenticeship program, and developing an AI based humor integrated social engineering training tool. Dr. Ngambeki has developed courses in Social Engineering, Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics.

Ralph Ley is the Workforce Development and Training Department Manager for the Infrastructure Assurance & Analysis Division within the National & Homeland Security Directorate.  In that role, he supports the research, development and deployment of technologies directly related to the homeland security, critical infrastructure protection and resilience missions. Mr. Ley oversees a variety of online, mobile, and formal in-house training courses along with programs in direct contact with private sector businesses to resolve software vulnerabilities and publish findings.

From 2004-2017, Mr. Ley served within the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), where he held several positions, including Plans and Policies Branch Chief, Chief of the High Value Targets (HVT) Assessment Unit, managed IP’s overseas risk program initiatives with Canada and Great Britain, and was the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the Utah District from 2007-2017.

Prior to joining DHS, Ralph worked in the private sector as a Program Manager at a defense-based manufacturing company in Florida.  He previously served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force working with Joint Special Operations Forces from around the globe.

Art Conklin, Professor, Department of Information & Logistics Technology and Director of Center for Information Security Research and Education, College of Technology, University of Houston

Joshua Duersch, Interim Dept. Chair of IT Services and Cyber Security Programs, College of Eastern Idaho

Michael Haney, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Center for Secure and Dependable Systems, University of Idaho

Larry Liebrock, Visiting Professor, College of Science and Engineering (COSE), Idaho State University

Sin Ming Loo, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Cyber Lab for Industrial Control Systems (CLICS), Boise State University 

Paris Stringfellow, leads CyMANII Trustworks and is Program Director for the Risk Engineering and System Analytics Center, Clemson University

Cynthia Irvine, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Information Sciences and Director of Center for Cybersecurity and Cyber Operations, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Nicholas Kulesza, Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert and Instructor, School of Civil Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology

Contact Information

Shane Stailey

Phone: (720) 305-8320

Contact Information

Julia Townsend

Phone: (208) 526-2192

Idaho National Laboratory