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Hardware Based Security for GE's Industrial Control Systems

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 4:15pm - Carson L02
David Safford
Senior Principal Engineer for Security at GE Global Research
Co-sponsored by ISTS and the CS Colloquium

Dave Safford
David Safford

Abstract

GE is a leading manufacturer in electric power generation and distribution, wind power, oil and gas production, locomotives, aviation engines and computers, and medical imaging. GE also manufactures the embedded industrial controllers for these products, and is leading efforts to harden them against sophisticated cyber attack. This talk will give an overview of the controllers, threat models, and existing and planned defenses.

Bio

David Safford is a Senior Principal Engineer for Security at GE Global Research where his responsibility is to devise new solutions for embedded security for all business units. Dave is also the Linux Kernel Maintainer for trusted keys, and has contributed extensively to the Linux Integrity subsystem. Before joining GE, Dave worked at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, where he first managed their ethical hacking lab and later worked on hardware rooted security at all levels, from hardware through cloud applications. He is a co-author of "A Practical Guide to Trusted Computing" (IBM Press, Jan 2008) and a recognized expert in high assurance hardware and software, security analysis tools, security engineering, Linux security, wireless security, ethical hacking, security hardware tokens and coprocessors and cryptography. Previously, he was Director of Supercomputing and Networking at Texas A&M University, and a weapon system test pilot and submarine diving officer in the US Navy. He has a PhD in computer science from Texas A&M University.

Last Updated: 2/9/16