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Breakout Session 2.1

  • The Commons Hotel- Think 615 South Washington Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55415 United States (map)

Cyber & Food Crime


The Cyber Resilience Review, the Cyber Security Framework and some Real-World Data

Robert Vrtis- Senior Engineer, CERT Division, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

The Cyber Resilience Review (CRR) is a one-day facilitated assessment of a critical infrastructure organization’s cybersecurity capabilities in 10 domains. Working with DHS, CERT has collected meaningful indicators of operational resilience from more than 240 organizations. This presentation shows the aggregate results of these assessments, presents insights into specific strengths and weaknesses in cybersecurity capabilities and relates these observations to the Cyber Security Framework.

Brief Bio
Bob Vrtis is a Senior Engineer with the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute.  He performs information and critical infrastructure protection research. Bob was responsible for the establishment of the Army CERT at the Land Information Warfare Activity in the late 1990’s. Since retiring from the US Army he has worked in a number of defense contractors, most recently supporting Information Sharing for the US DoD CIO. He holds an MS in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in Mathematics from DePaul University


An Architecture for Cyber Physical Security in the Food Processing Industry

Brian Isle- Consultant, Food Protection & Defense Institute

Brief Bio
Mr. Isle is the co-founder and former CEO of Adventium Labs, and a Senior Fellow at Technological Leadership Institute teaching courses in information assurance and risk assessment. Brian continues his research on critical infrastructure safety and security, building on two decades of security-related experience. Brian is currently supporting the Food Protection and Defense Institute on a DHS-funded program to improve cyber security in the food and agriculture sector.  Brian supported the multi-year DOE-funded NESCOR program to improve the cyber security readiness of the next generation power grid. Brian held key roles on several security-related research programs including a DoD program focused on vulnerability assessment for force protection and a DHS program to apply advanced cyber protection technology to control systems for critical infrastructure. Brian was honored with the 2016 Visionary Leader Award by the Cyber Security Summit. Brian is on the Board of Advisers for Technological Leadership Institute and the Cyber Security Summit. Brian is a member of the National Classification Management Society, a certified Facility Security Officer, and a professional engineer registered in Minnesota. Brian is a member of the Minnesota chapter of the FBI sponsored InfraGard, ASIS International, ISA, and IEEE.

Earlier Event: May 4
Breakout Session 2.2
Later Event: May 4
Plenary Session