Panelist: Mark Montgomery, CCTI Senior Director and Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)
Panelist: Fowad Muneer, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Moderator: Parham Eftekhari, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Cybersecurity Collaborative
The vast majority of critical infrastructure is owned by private sector. But as Colonial Pipeline demonstrated, ransomware attack can have a crippling effect on national security. This panel will examine the proper role of government in securing the nation’s critical infrastructure from ransomware and other cybercrime, how effective OT/IT integration can help eliminate security gaps, and where federal oversight can create resiliency within critical infrastructure without divvying what some argue amounts to unfunded mandates.