Amit Yoran Interview: Cyberattacks Targeting Critical Infrastructure Must Be Addressed

Back on June 25, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation aimed at securing technology used to power critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.

According to TheHill.com: “The bill offered by Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) would codify work the Department of Homeland Security is currently doing to identify cyber threats to industrial control systems and mitigate them. Industrial control systems are used to run critical services in the United States, including the electric grid, water systems, and manufacturing plants.”

I can think of no one who can better articulate our current challenges and potential solutions regarding critical infrastructure cybersecurity than current Tenable CEO and Chairman Amit Yoran.

Yoran’s impressive career  started at the United States Military Academy, and he was a founding member of the DoD’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT). He was co-founder and CEO of Riptech. When the company was acquired by Symantec in August 2002, he became a Symantec vice president running global services.

Yoran ran the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) and was the initial director of the US-CERT. Later he was the founder and CEO of NetWitness Corp in 2006, which was acquired by RSA in 2011. Yoran became the senior vice president of RSA from 2011 to 2014 and president of RSA from October 2014 to December 2016.

He has been the chairman and CEO of Tenable Network Security since January 2017.

Beyond his impressive resume, Yoran has appeared on many top TV shows like PBS Frontline discussing cyberwar, and he has been quoted in hundreds of media articles from Bloomberg to CNET and more.

You can get a sense of Amit Yoran’s speaking style in this RSA presentation from last year in the Middle East, which lays out some basic cyberprinciples (Read more...)

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