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Developing Industrial Cyber-Informed Engineers

Establishing Standards and Impacting Economic and Workforce Development – This workshop is a follow-up of activities and developments from the ICS 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 Information

Registration Information

Thursday, November 17, 2022 
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MST
(12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST)

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

For more information:

Visit: ICS COP

Email: [email protected]



DEADLINE: November 16, 2022
NOTE: This Workshop is limited to 300 active participants. Registration will go to viewing only once limit is met.

Previous Workshops:

Spring 2022
Fall 2021
Spring 2021
Fall 2020



Zachary (Zach) Tudor is the associate laboratory director of Idaho National Laboratory’s National and Homeland Security (N&HS) directorate. INL’s N&HS is a major center for national security technology development and demonstration, employing 550 scientists and engineers across $300 million in programs. N&HS is responsible for INL’s Nuclear Nonproliferation, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Defense Systems and Homeland Security missions. These missions include safeguarding and securing vulnerable nuclear material, enhancing the overall security and resilience of the nation’s infrastructure, and providing protective system solutions and heavy manufacturing of armor for national defense. N&HS supports major programs for the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Intelligence Community.

Tudor was previously a program director in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International, where he served as a management and technical resource for operational and research and development cybersecurity programs for government, intelligence and commercial projects. He supported DHS’ Cyber Security Division on projects including the Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity consortium, and the Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group. He has served as a member of the (ISC)2 Application Security Advisory Board and the NRC’s Nuclear Cyber Security Working Group, and vice chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection at George Washington University.

Prior to SRI, Tudor led a team of cybersecurity engineers and analysts directly supporting the Control Systems Security Program at DHS, whose mission is to reduce the cybersecurity risk to critical infrastructure systems. Past assignments include on-site deputy program manager for the National Reconnaissance Office’s worldwide operational network, information security manager for the Secretary of Defense Chief Information Officer Enterprise Operations Support Team; security management support for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and several senior-level consulting positions including vice president of SAIC’s Enabling Technology Division, and senior manager for DOD programs at BearingPoint’s Security Practice.

A retired U.S. Navy Submarine Limited Duty Electronics Officer and chief data systems technician, Tudor holds an M.S. in information systems concentrating in cybersecurity from George Mason University, where he also was an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in information security.

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.

karen wetzelKaren Wetzel joined the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) as Manager of the NICE Framework in October 2020. As a common, consistent lexicon that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work, the NICE Framework improves communication about how to identify, recruit, develop, and retain cybersecurity talent. Karen specializes in identifying, communicating, and developing guidance around key issues, emerging trends, and opportunities of special interest. Prior to joining NICE, Karen was Director of the Community Groups and Working Groups programs at EDUCAUSE and served as Standards Program Manager for the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

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

cheri caddyCheri Caddy is currently the Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director at Office of the National Cyber Director for the White House

Prior to that she has served as Senior Cybersecurity Fellow, McCrary Institute for Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure at Auburn University and as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity.

Virginia WrightVirginia “Ginger” Wright is the Energy Cybersecurity Portfolio Manager for Idaho National Laboratory’s Cybercore division within its National and Homeland Security directorate. She leads programs focused on cybersecurity and resilience of critical infrastructure for DOE, DARPA and other government agencies including DOE’s CyTRICS™ program. Ms. Wright’s recent research areas include supply chains for operational technology components, incident response, critical infrastructure modeling and simulation, and nuclear cybersecurity. Ms. Wright has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems/Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Marcus Sachs leads, coordinates, and expands the institute’s cyber and critical infrastructure security research portfolio. He serves as Auburn’s principal investigator supporting a multi-institution initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to create a nationally accessible cybersecurity curriculum for technical and managerial cybersecurity professionals.


matt morris 1898Matt Morris is an internationally recognized leader, technologist and strategist with a passion for solving big problems, and a proven background of building highly successful businesses. With more than two decades of experience in digitalization and industrial cybersecurity, Matt is the Global Managing Director of 1898 & Co. Security & Risk. 1898 & Co. is a division of Burns & McDonnell.

andrew ohrtAndrew Ohrt joined West Yost in 2019 to lead the Risk and Resilience Program. Over the course of Andrew’s 16-year career, he has assisted over 40 municipal and industrial clients build all-hazards resilience. The West Yost CCE program is the perfect intersection of Andrew’s resilience expertise, West Yost’s industry-leading cybersecurity practice, and extensive water system engineering expertise.

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.


Eleanor Taylor is the Cybercore Program Manager for Workforce Development and University Partnerships within the National and Homeland Security (N&HS) directorate at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). In this role, she is responsible for accelerating and expanding interdisciplinary talent pipeline efforts to address critical control systems challenges across the nation. By leveraging INL’s deep expertise and best in class research facilities, including the Cybercore Integration Center University Lab, she leads initiatives designed to drive education innovations and workforce development opportunities across industry, academia and government partners. She serves as the N&HS point of contact for joint appointments, internships and strategic university engagements as well as supporting K-12 STEM related cyber activities including the Cybercore Summer Camp and Pi Café.

Taylor also works with several cyber associations and student organizations, including Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), where she leads a mentoring cohort.

Before joining INL in 2019, Taylor held several leadership positions, including Director of Board Relations for the University of Chicago, Chief of Staff for Argonne National Labo

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.

– Sean McBride 

– Shane Stailey

– Ida Ngambeki

– Ralph Ley

– Diane Burley

– Wayne Austad

 John 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).

– Frank 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.

– Amy 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.

Contact Information

Shane Stailey

Phone: (720) 305-8320

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Julia Townsend

Phone: (208) 526-2192

Idaho National Laboratory