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

Panel: OT Data Science (Physical and Virtual)

Stream and Physical Kenzies

Carter Manucy
Florida Municipal Power Agency, IT/OT & Cybesecurity Director

At FMPA his responsibility is for OT cyber and physical security as well as NERC CIP compliance. While working at FMPA, Carter has held numerous roles in the IT/OT domain over the last couple of decades while maintaining a passion for cyber security.

Carter holds a SANS GCIP certification, is currently the chair for the Cyber Mutual Assistance Compliance Committee, a voting member for NERC CIPC, and acts as chair/author/member/participant/contributor for numerous other committees, groups and publications in the cyber security and compliance arenas.

Sarah Freeman (Virtual pres)
Cybercore Integration Center at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security Analyst

Sarah Freeman is an Industrial Control Systems (ICS) cyber security analyst for the Cybercore Integration Center at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where she provides U.S. government partners and private sector entities with actionable cyber threat intelligence, developing innovative security solutions for the critical infrastructure within the U.S. 


At Idaho National Laboratory, Sarah pursues innovative threat analysis and cyber defense approaches, most recently Consequence-driven Cyber-informed Engineering (CCE). As Principle Investigator on a laboratory discretionary research, her current research is focused on new signatures and structured methods for cyber adversary characterization. Following the December 2015 electric grid attacks, Sarah participated in the DOE-sponsored training for Ukrainian asset owners in May 2016. She has also researched the Ukrainian 2015 and 2016 cyber-attacks and the Trisis/Hatman incident. 

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).

Peter Lund
Industrial Defender, VP, Product Development

Peter has a strong technical and business background with over 15 years of experience working with and for IT and OT security companies.  Over the last five years, Peter was instrumental in bringing new features to market for Industrial Defender. In addition to his Product Management role, he utilizes a wide range of experience in Application Development, Systems Engineering and Marketing. Prior to working with Industrial Defender, Peter held roles at Dell EMC, Schneider Electric and KVH Industries.

He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

How are we:
Cybersecurity needs to lead the business case
Getting data out of OT?
Using data coming out of OT?
How can we protect it once we have it?
Is it accessible?
How are we using the data?
How can we separate actionable intelligence from white noise?
What is the business case, why are we gathering it?