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Utility Security Podcast – Rajesh Krishnan – Live from The Utility Cyber Security Forum

March 22, 2024

Securing the Grid: An Interview with Rajesh on IoT & OT Security

With special guest Rajesh Krishnan – Head of Product Marketing at Asimily

This episode dives deep into the critical world of IoT and OT security for utility companies. Our guest, Rajesh, tackles head-on the complacency some utilities face and the potential consequences of neglecting these vital safeguards. We explore the unique challenges of securing OT environments, including the “invisibility” of certain devices, and how to overcome them. The conversation tackles the growing threat landscape and the prediction that OT attacks may rise alongside advancements in IT security. Rajesh offers valuable insights for utility security professionals, outlining key strategies to fortify their defenses. We wrap up with a glimpse into the future of IoT and OT security, exploring where the biggest changes and risks are likely to unfold in the coming years. Don’t miss this essential discussion for anyone invested in the resilience and safety of our nation’s power grid.

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13 min. with Rajesh Krishnan

Utility Security Podcast – COL(R) Bill Edwards – Are You Ready for a Drone Attack on Your Infrastructure?

February 19, 2024

Welcome to this first episode of The Utility Security Podcast with Colonel Bill Edwards.

In this episode we dive in with drone security expert Bill Edwards. He discusses Why You Should be Establishing a Drone Emergency Response Plan Now!

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About COL(R) Bill Edwards:  COL(R) Bill Edwards is a thought leader and is currently President of Federal at Building Intelligence Inc. Most recently he worked for Thornton Tomasetti as a senior executive and offers over 35 years of combined experience and expertise in operational, technical, and electronic security consulting, counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, surveillance, and counter-surveillance efforts. Most recently, he has built and led a successful security consulting business group that provides expert advice in any vertical market as it applies to threat, vulnerability, and risk assessment (TVRA), electronic security system design (ESD), and security operations center design (SOC). He also provides a myriad of additional services that include Cybersecurity TVRA, electronic security audits, and red teaming. Additionally, he served as the Director of Intelligence for Theater Special Operations Command-North, which required extensive collaboration and partnering across the U.S. whole of government security enterprise. He designed a cohesive and collaborative counter-terrorism network with Department of Defense, Law Enforcement, and Inter-Agency partners, while simultaneously bridging strong relationships with coalition partners to further extend his security reach in an effort to protect the homeland. Bill also brings extensive experience in operational/technical security from his combat deployments to Iraq, where he commanded two large bases and operationally operated in Al Anbar, Dhi Qar, and Basra Provinces focusing primarily on operations and security in these areas. During this time period, he oversaw the planning and execution of all base infrastructure including the implementation and operation of complex U.S. base security measures.

30 min. with Bill Edwards

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