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Eric Byres

Inventor: Secure ICS Gateway

Eric Byres (PEng, ISA Fellow) is an expert and visionary in the field of SCADA/ICS and IIoT security. Experienced in controls engineering, security research and corporate management, he offers a unique blend of deep technical knowledge and practical business experience.

Eric is probably best known for inventing and successfully commercializing the Tofino Firewall, the world’s most widely deployed ICS security appliance. Tofino technology has received numerous industry awards and is licensed by industry giants such as Honeywell, Schneider Electric and Caterpillar.

Before starting Tofino, Eric founded the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) Critical Infrastructure Security Centre. He shaped it into a leading academic facility in the field of SCADA security, culminating in a SANS Institute Security Leadership Award in 2006.

Eric has received many international awards for his research work, including the IEEE Outstanding Industry Applications Article Prize and the ISA “Donald P. Eckman Education Award”. Eric was made an ISA Fellow in 2009 and given the ISA’s highest honor, ISA Excellence in Leadership, in 2013.

Today Eric is the CEO of aDolus Inc, a security research and development company based in Dallas, TX. He is also the Senior Partner at ICS Secure, advising investors and IT companies entering the ICS and “Internet of Things” security markets.

My Sessions

ICS Detection Challenge – Phase II Detection Results

Main Stage

The results from Phase II will be announced, and the winning teams from Phase I and Phase II will be invited on the Main Stage for an award ceremony and interview. A second set of PCAP files will be presented to contestants on Thursday morning. These PCAP files will include a variety of new communication […]

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ICS Detection Challenge: Phase I Identification Results

Main Stage

The ICS Detection Challenge is an objective test of the growing class of passive ICS detection solutions in the market. This session will announce the results and provide details on the Phase I – Identification. The contestants will be provided with pcap files from span ports on a number of ICS switches and tasked with […]

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