Proceedings for the August 10, 2021, FFC Cybersecurity Workshop

With October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month there is no better time to share the proceedings for the August 10, 2021, FFC workshop on control system security.

Thanks to James Myska at the National Academies for pulling this event together and coordinating our activities. My co-panelists and presenters Lyn Gomes of DPR Construction, Bob Hunter of AlphaGuardian Networks, Joel Rakow of Fortium Partners, and Ron Victor a technology entrepreneur did a fantastic job of presenting the various dimensions of Cybersecurity and the importance of OT and IT organizations working together. A special thanks to Joe Weiss for planting the seeds and ongoing encouragement to make this event happen.

Dorothy Robyn, a BICE member, said this is probably the best thing she’s ever read on the topic. She is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University and writes and consults on public policy issues related to energy and infrastructure. From September 2012 to March 2014, she served as the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) in the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). PBS is the real estate arm of the federal government and has been a leader in making federal buildings more energy efficient and sustainable. Prior to joining GSA, Robyn spent three years as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, where she provided Department-wide oversight of U.S. military bases around the world, an $850 billion portfolio. She was DoD’s senior environmental official and led DoD's facility energy initiative. From 1993 to 2001, Robyn served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and a senior staff member of the White House National Economic Council. Previously, she was an assistant professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a principal with The Brattle Group. She serves on the board of the Information Technology Innovation Foundation—the leading U.S. technology policy think tank. She is co-author (with William Baumol) of Toward an Evolutionary Regime for Spectrum Governance: Licensing or Unrestricted Entry? (Brookings Press, 2006) and author of Braking the Special Interests: Trucking Deregulation and the Politics of Policy Reform (University of Chicago Press, 1987). She holds a B.A. from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. and M.P.P. in public policy from the University of California at Berkeley.