About Jim Gilsinn

Jim Gilsinn joined Kenexis in 2012 as a Senior Investigator after starting his career in the Engineering Lab at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Jim has more than 25 years of electrical engineering, networking, and programming experience. For the last 15 years, he has specialized in industrial control systems (ICS) performance, reliability, and cyber security. At Kenexis, he is responsible for designing, assessing, and validating reliable and secure ICS and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks. He has conducted both standards-based conformance assessments as well as technical vulnerability assessments and penetration tests for ICS/SCADA customers. He has also helped ICS/SCADA customers develop security programs based upon ISA-62443, ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002, NIST SP800-53/82, and NIST Cybersecurity Framework. He is developing the Dulcet Analytics test tool for Network Reliability Monitoring of ICS/SCADA, which uses analytical and statistical methods to determine communication stream performance to determine the health and reliability of ICS/SCADA networks. He has a variety of industry experience, especially in the manufacturing, oil & gas, chemical, and food industries. Jim is the co-chair of the ISA99 committee on Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS), developing the ISA/IEC 62443 standard series and the co-chair of the ISA99 working group developing a security program for IACS based upon the existing ISO/IEC 2700x series. Jim speaks regularly at conferences on ICS performance, reliability, and cyber security. You can find his presentations posted to SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net/gilsinnj). He is also on the organizing committee of the BSidesDC conference (http://www.bsidesdc.org).

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