Joe Cummins: Impediments and Solutions

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Above, Joe Cummins discusses impediments and solutions to the ongoing threat of cyber-warfare and cyber-terrorism at our conference, “Cyber Resilience: A Holographic Perspective on Continuing Threats and Potential Solutions” held on October 25, 2016 at Massey College at the University of Toronto.

Joe Cummins is the Founder and CEO of CybernetIQ, and has been active in the Information Security And Infrastructure Protection communities for over 10 years. As a recognized leader in cyber-security and Industrial Automation Control Systems (IACS), and enterprise security, he has built a career on disruptive innovation at the core of processes and technologies that enable safe, secure and resilient networks in modern society.

As the former founder and principal consultant for Red Tiger Security, Joe pioneered the methodologies for risk management activities within SCADA and IACS, as well as tools and techniques for the evaluation of control system security. As well, he is a recognized leader within critical infrastructure across the globe who has contributed to discussions and forums that are at the heart of the protection of always on networks in a highly interconnected world.

Drawing from his background in both public and private security sectors, jumpstarted by his service in the Canadian Armed Forces, he now directs a number of security and intelligence projects designed to maintain the cyber-security core of Canadian infrastructure sectors. From FocalRecon – a social network analysis toolset; Red Tiger Labs CLAW – a risk management and vulnerability aggregation toolset for control systems, as well as several other virtual products at various levels of maturity.

As one of the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at Carleton University, he is at the forefront of academic innovation, commercializing the unique and cutting edge research that is being developed in this incubated space. Focused on combining real-world expertise with advanced research, Joe is leading organizations and students to build out their visions and fuel their entrepreneurial spirit.

Joe continues to be an advocate for IACS and SCADA security with routine presentations at various cyber conferences, both at home and abroad. He is a regular guest lecturer at Carleton University and is a regular contributor to ISA, SERENE-RISC and SCADASEC communities.