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Introduction to Industrial Controls Security

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Hardesty Conference Room is located in Henderson Hall, 1013 NE 40th Street, Seattle. Sign in at front desk before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. text[masked] .

Between 4:30 and 5:00pm - light snacks and networking
Our Speaker is Ernie Hayden, Founder/Principal, 443 Consulting, LLC

Ernie is a highly experienced and seasoned technical consultant, author, speaker, strategist and thought-leader with extensive experience in the power utility industry, critical infrastructure protection/information security domain, industrial controls security, cybercrime, cyberwarfare and physical security areas. His primary emphasis is on offering expert advice and commentary on industrial controls, energy supply, and oil/gas/electric grid security with special expertise on CIP-014-2 – Physical Security of Substations and risks of commercial drones to critical infrastructure. Hayden is currently the founder and principal of 443 Consulting, LLC. He has held roles as an ICS Lead at BBA Engineering, executive consultant at Securicon LLC, an information security officer/manager at the Port of Seattle, Group Health Cooperative (Seattle), ALSTOM ESCA and Seattle City Light, and in 2012 was named a “Smart Grid Pioneer” by Smart Grid Today. Ernie is a frequent author of blogs, opinion pieces and white papers. He is an invited columnist for the “Ask the Experts” discussions on Other thought-leadership articles have included authoring a chapter on "Cybercrime's Impact on Information Security," in the Oxford University Press Cybercrime and Security Legal Series and several articles in Information Security Magazine including his original research on data lifecycle security and an article on data breaches in the same publication. Hayden has been quoted in the Symantec Blog,, Boston Globe, and other major media outlets.

Ernie is a very active contributor in global security forums. He is currently the Vice President of Training and Education for the International Operational Technology Security Association (IOTSA), a member of the European Union Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) Stakeholder Board on Industrial Controls Security and was an invited contributor to the Caspian Strategy Institute (Hazar) (Turkey). He has been an instructor, curriculum developer, and advisor for the University of Washington Information System Security Certificate program in Seattle. Additionally, Ernie has been a contract instructor for the Cyberterrorism Defense and Analysis Center, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Ernie holds a CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and GICSP – SANS Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) with “Gold” designation, and holds the ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification. He received a Masters Degree in Infrastructure Planning & Management (MIPM) in 2015 and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (with International Business emphasis) in 1974 from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, Seattle Police Department Citizens Academy, US National SCADA Test Bed (NSTB) SCADA Security Course, and Center for Creative Leadership - Leadership Development Program. He is also a member of Infragard. In early 2018, Ernie was recognized by Indegy Consulting in its article “10 Industrial Cyber Security Influencers Offer Expert Insights for 2018.”