Invited Speakers

Note: This page will be updated for WWAC2015 shortly.
Information from last year’s WWAC2014 conference appears below.

This year’s symposium will feature two prominent speakers who will present on pertinent industry topics, including SCADA troubleshooting and SCADA security vulnerability assessments. In addition to our keynote, invited, guest and technical speakers, this year’s symposium will feature a forum session to openly discuss automation topics around the utility of the future.

Troubleshooting Instrument and Control Systems
Don Lovell, who also is the instructor for the symposium’s two-day instrumentation & control troubleshooting course, will deliver a talk about the importance of troubleshooting in daily plant operations – view abstract

Understanding Vulnerabilities: How to Conduct Vulnerability Assessments to Know What Attackers Can, and Can’t Do
Bryan Singer will deliver a talk on attack modes for industrial control systems involving gaining access to the system, exploiting vulnerabilities, understanding methods of compromise and attack, but most importantly when common hacking techniques must yield to engineering skills in order to further the impact to the system beyond causing nuisance trips – view abstract

About the Speakers:

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Don Lovell, WWAC2014 Invited Speaker

Don Lovell is currently an automation consultant assisting customers in defining their automation road map to meet their business objectives. Don has been involved in the process automation field for 40 years with experience in batch and continuous applications. Industries included beverage, cement, fine chemical, food, paper and industrial boilers.  Employer history includes Honeywell, ITT Education Services, Kellogg, Invensys and Rockwell Automation.

Don worked for Kellogg Company for 11 years. First as a Corporate Technical Trainer responsible for technical and craft training skills of new technologies for plant expansions, and new plant startups. He completed his career with Kellogg as the Maintenance Resource in the process and utility areas. Don worked for the Foxboro Company for 19 years in the following positions, Food and Beverage Industry Marketing, Technical Sales Engineer, and National Account Manager in sales. With Rockwell Automation, he was a Batch Consultant, and a Business Consultant in the process industry.

Don has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is a Senior Life member of ISA , having served in local and national positions. He has authored numerous papers and presentations, process/operational training and maintenance manuals, and developed a four-year apprentice program for automation technicians. He is also a member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, where he lectures on brewery automation and Reliability Maintenance. Additionally, he has lectured both nationally and internationally for professional organizations such as ISA, IEEE, Distilled Spirits Council, American Oil and Chemist Society, and American Society of Sugar Cane Technologist.

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Bryan Singer, WWAC2014 Invited Speaker

Bryan Singer, CISM, CAP is a principal investigator with Kenexis Security Corporation. He has over 23 years of experience in information technology security including 16 years specializing in industrial automation and control systems security, critical infrastructure protection, computer and ICS forensics, counterterrorism, network design, and software development. He was the founding chairman and co-chairman of ISA/IEC 62443 (ISA-99) Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security Standards Committee from 2002 until 2012, past board member of DHS’s Process Control Systems Forum (PCSF), member of the NERC CIP SAR Drafting Team, and current Director Elect of the ISA Safety and Security Division. He is co-inventor on a patent (2006015586) for firewall methods and apparatus for industrial protocols, and is a co-author on the highly rated book, “Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems: SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS”.