Michael Assante

Director of Industrials and Infrastructure, Lead for the ICS Curriculum, SANS Institute

Over the past 15 years, Michael Assante, a security expert and curriculum leader at the SANS Institute, has provided valuable guidance to government, intelligence, military and industrial organizations to help protect large-scale power and other business systems from malicious intrusions perpetrated by criminals, terrorists and nation states. He served as CSO of both American Electric Power and The North American Electric Reliability Corporation as well as a strategist at Idaho National Labs, where he led the team that discovered the mechanism by which remote attacks could physically damage equipment used in industrial processes. A member of the U.S. Commission on Cyber Security under Barack Obama, Michael also, spearheaded the power team that assisted the Ukraine in dealing with the aftermath of remote attacks on the country’s power grid.

Michael’s sessions at USA 2015

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