In this course, we will discuss strategies for reaching a cyber security posture that aligns with your operations. We will review key considerations for building and implementing a strategy and elements for success that include:
- Understanding the Risk Equation
- Balancing digital, human, and physical risks to core cyber assets
- Protecting information in transit and storage, including classification requirements
- Deploying the principle of least privilege
- Core components of a comprehensive Security Program, including policies, incident drills, and training
- High-value preparedness tools
- Prioritizing mitigations and return on investment
In this course, we will focus on realistic approaches to cyber security in an operational environment, key influences, and the dynamic threat environment. We will discuss industry-specific risk scenarios and anecdotes interactively.
- Identify elements of a successful cyber security strategy
- Obtain actionable metrics and approaches that can be applied within your own organization
- Be able to identify and prioritize risk mitigations, avoiding pitfalls
- Gain insight into preparedness measures and tools that are valuable in an operational environment
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Executive and Program managers
- Those working on risk management
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Director of Security
Annie McIntyre is the Director of Security at EverLine. Prior to EverLine, Ms. McIntyre was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ardua Strategies, Inc., a Texas Corporation, providing solutions for the cyber and operational security issues of energy and infrastructure. Prior to founding Ardua Strategies, Ms. McIntyre was a Principal Member of Technical Staff and Program Manager at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her research areas at Sandia included threats, vulnerabilities, and protection of critical infrastructure systems, and cyber security for fossil and renewable energy systems. She managed the Sandia-Forest City Strategic Partnership program for sustainability and participated in programs such as the Institute for Infrastructure Information Protection (I3P), and National SCADA Test Bed. Ms. McIntyre conducted the first cyber analysis of a renewable system in 2007 for the Department of Energy.
Prior to work in critical infrastructure, Ms. McIntyre worked extensively in the defense sector on information warfare and survivability, serving as IO Laboratory Chief and Information Warfare Lead for Future Combat Systems Assessments at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. She previously served as New Mexico Regional Manager for Concurrent Technologies Corporation, a defense and energy contractor, and performed systems analysis and engineering in the bioinformatics field for Molecular Informatics, Inc. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with the U.S. Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Defense.
Ms. McIntyre conducts extensive work on security policies as they relate to energy and infrastructure. She served as an author for the American Petroleum Institute’s SCADA Security Standard (1164v2), serves on the Advisory Council at the North American Energy Standards Board, and has served as a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Technology Leadership Institute. She is a Licensed Private Investigator in the State of Texas.