Control Systems Cybersecurity USA (8th annual live) Control Systems Cybersecurity USA (8th annual live)

Panel: How Can We Manage Risk Faster? (Physical and Virtual)

Stream and Physical Kenzies

Andrew Kling
Schneider Electric, Product Security Officer

Over his thirty-plus year career, Andy has spearheaded world-class security development initiatives and provided Next Generation solutions as a Senior Architect in the Process Automation industry.
An industry-recognized authority on Cybersecurity, Andy currently serves as the Industry Automation Product Security Officer for a multi-billion dollar energy management and Fortune Global 500 company, where he acts as the Industrial Automation Product Security Officer, architects and drives next-generation ICS solutions, delivers and executes the cybersecurity roadmap, and manages strategic partnerships with multiple global corporations.

His expansive knowledge has attracted audiences with multiple high-level government security agencies worldwide. He has provided security briefings to the White House National Security Council and other government agencies. Holder of multiple patents and sought-after speaker on Process Automation and Cybersecurity, Andy has remained on the forefront of his field, with the level of expertise to see and impact big picture challenges in both world-class corporate and government sectors. He holds a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering—Artificial Intelligence.


Michael Lester (Virtual pres)
Emerson Automation Solutions, Director of Cybersecurity Strategy, Governance and Architecture

Michael Lester, CISSP, GICSP, is director of cybersecurity strategy, governance, and architecture for Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. He oversees the global development and implementation of cybersecurity in the company’s products services and solutions.

Lester is a leader in the cybersecurity space and a digital transformation champion who works with a variety of engineering and development organizations and teams on developing secure architectures and designs. He joined Emerson in 2007 after serving 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, with the final 10 years specializing in information technology and network security, information systems management and business intelligence.

Lester holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems from Park University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP).

Tony Turner
Fortress Information Security, VP Security Solutions

Tony leads the VSOC managed services team at Fortress helping customers with asset and vulnerability management and threat advisory services and designs many of the technical security solutions at Fortress. He has helped hundreds of companies with strategic and tactical approaches to solving their information security challenges. Tony most recently worked at a network security and vulnerability management vendor, where he led a transformational effort for the Professional Services organization and supported pre-sales activities for all of the Americas. He has a wealth of experience in helping customers solve challenges around vulnerability management and prioritization, network assurance, and other security and compliance objectives.

Further panellists to be announced.

OEMs are taking a more active approach to product security and development, Patching is one of the oldest and most traditional ways to manage risk. It also is a slow and expensive way to manage risk so it is frequently avoided in the OT world. What else should be considered to manage risk?