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Is Your Operations Center Cyber Safe? A Transportation Use Case

John Contestabile  (Director, Public Safety Solutions, Skyline Technology Solutions)

Christina Majernick  (Director, Cyber Security, Skyline Technology Solutions)

Location: W230C

Date: Thursday, March 28

Time: 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

Track: Transportation, State & Local Government

Topic: Cloud Connectivity, Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, IT & OT, Smart-X, Video

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Hear a case study conducted by a major department of transportation to assess the cyber security of their traffic management centers [TMC]. These centers operate a number of field devices [traffic signals, variable message signs, weather stations, pavement sensors, video cameras, etc.] across a distributed communications network that can present cyber security vulnerabilities. The NIST cyber security framework [CSF] was customized and used to assess both informational and operational technologies [IT and OT] present in the TMC. It also included a high-level assessment of the systems used to communicate with these field devices. The results are presented using the DHS CISA recommended Cyber Security Performance Goals [CPG] format.

This will be a timely, practical presentation of how to actually conduct a cyber assessment using the NIST CSF and DHS CPG guidance.