INCS-CoE Expert Community Seminar – IT and OT (March 30, 2023)

The seminar will showcase three presentations from experts in the area of cybersecurity in operational technology.

7:00-7:20 am EST / 12:00-12:20 London / 20:00-20:20 Tokyo

Title: Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Systems

Speaker: Prof. Chris Hankin, Security Science Fellow, Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College London
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Bio: Prof. Hankin joined Imperial College London in 1984 and was promoted to Professor of Computing Science in 1995. His research is in cyber security, data analytics and theoretical computer science. He leads multidisciplinary projects focused on providing better decision support to defend against cyber-attacks for both enterprise systems and industrial control systems.  He is Director of the UK Research Institute on Trustworthy Inter-connected Cyber-physical Systems (RITICS) which focuses on cyber security of critical infrastructure. He is a Board Member for the International Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (INCS-CoE). He is a past chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Europe Council.  He chairs the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee.

7:20-7:40 am EST / 12:20-12:40 London / 20:20-20:40 Tokyo

Title: Autonomic Resilient cyber-physical Systems

Speaker: Prof. Kiriakos Kiriakidis, Professor of Estimation and Control Dept. of Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering, US Naval Academy, Annapolis
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Bio: Kiriakos Kiriakidis was born in Greece.  He received the Diploma in mechanical engineering (1990) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and the M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees, also in mechanical engineering, from Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, New York.  Since 1996, he has been on the faculty of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, where he is Professor of Estimation and Control.  He served as Department Chair from 2010 to 2015.  Dr. Kiriakidis is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Technical Chamber of Greece.

7:40-8:00 am EST / 12:40-13:00 London / 20:40-21:00 Tokyo

Title: Operational Technology Cyber range at UMBC- Systems and Applications

Speaker: Prof. Nilanjan Banerjee, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Associate Director of Cybersecurity in Manufacturing.
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Bio: Nilanjan Banerjee is a Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is also an Associate Director of Cybersecurity in Manufacturing at UMBC. He is an expert in mobile and sensor systems with focus on designing end-to-end cyber-physical systems with applications to physical rehabilitation, physiological monitoring, and home energy management systems. He is also an expert in cybersecurity for embedded and cyber-physical systems. Presently his research focuses on two broad areas: (1) Wearable Sensing and Analytics for Physiological Sensing; and (2) Cybersecurity for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Lab, Microsoft, Department of Defense, and the Technology Development Corporation.

Maritime security is vitally important to safeguard shipping and supply chains throughout the world. It presents a truly international challenge, given the growing frequency and sophistication of attacks against maritime infrastructure, both on the sea and on land.
The general aim of the seminar is to help stimulate further INCS-CoE involvement through research, training and/or advisory activities.
The seminar takes place on Monday the 5th of December 2022, at 08:00-09:00 US EST, 13:00-14:00 UK, 22:00-23:00 Japan, online.

The Speakers:

Andy Powell, CISO Maersk. Andy Powell is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at A P Moller- Maersk. He joined Maersk in May 2018 from Capgemini where he spent two and half years as Vice President for the UK Cybersecurity business selling, delivering, and running Cybersecurity solutions for over 70 Clients particularly in the Energy and Utility sectors. This ranged from CISO consultancy services to running SOC Services. Prior to this he was General Manager for Cybersecurity at CSC for two years covering UK, Ireland, Netherlands, and Israel. He spent the first 28 years of his career in the Royal Air Force retiring as an Air Commodore (1*) in Dec 2013. In his last three senior roles he was Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) A6 for the Royal Air Force, ACOS J6 for joint operations in Iraq/Afghanistan and Libya, and headed Service and Cyber Defence Operations for the UK Ministry of Defence at Information Systems and Services (ISS).

Rory Hopcraft, Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth. He is currently working on the EU Horizon 2020 CyberMAR Project. Prior to this his PhD was within the Centre of Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway University, focusing on regulatory aspects of maritime cyber security. His current focus is on the skills and training needed by the digital seafarer. He enjoys adopting an inter-disciplinary approach to his work, and exploring new topics and themes, these include, maritime security, piracy, environmental protection, sustainability and critical infrastructure protection.

Mark Sutcliffe, MICS, Director Maritime Safety and Security Alliance CIC. After six years as an Officer in the British Army with the Royal Hussars, Mark spent two years working on the docks of Hartlepool and Bristol starting off as a tally clerk, a very effective shop floor grounding into the world of maritime. 22 years followed in the role of business development with global blue chip shipping companies, Gearbulk, GAC and Wilhelmsen, during which time he was invited to join the board of Wilhelmsen Lines Car Carries in Southampton. Since then, Mark has focused on developing online membership only platforms to enable security officers throughout the world to work as one, sharing ideas and information to better combat organised maritime crime. Mark is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

The last few years have seen a significant convergence between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT), which controls much of our industrial and critical national infrastructure. This convergence is being accelerated by the rapid growth in the Internet of Things (IoT). Blurring boundaries between IT, OT and IoT are increasing the need for more integrated, collaborative cyber security strategies. The International Cyber Security Center of Excellence (INCS-CoE) plans to pursue collaboration aimed at designing new integrated strategies that combine IT, OT and IoT security efforts and to maximize use of existing and novel cyber security resources.

This paper briefly reviews current activities in the UK, US and Japan in the OT security and IoT spaces.
We identify three main areas for potential collaboration:

1. Supply Chain Security

2. Sharing of Testbed Facilities

3. Sharing of datasets

by UMBC, Kyushu University, Northeastern University, Keio University.

At Inamori Center Hall, Kyushu University, Kyushu

– Current Issues and On-going Activities of Super-Aging Society

– Super-Aging Society: Gerontology ad Social Study Perspective

– IT for Super-Aging Society Perspective

– Research Strategy:

– Comparative Study

– Natural Human-Smart IoT Interaction Design

            – Security and Privacy of Smart IoT for Super-Aging

            – Context Recognition, Understanding and Exploitation