VP Industrial Security
Andrew Ginter is the VP Industrial Security at Waterfall Security Solutions. He leads a team responsible for industrial cyber-security research, contributions to standards and regulations and security architecture recommendations for industrial sites. Before Waterfall, Andrew led the development of control system software, IT/OT middleware software and ICS cyber security products. He holds patents in the fields of IT/OT integration and ICS cyber security.
Andrew is a co-author of the Industrial Internet Consortium Security Framework, the author of SCADA Security – What’s Broken and How to Fix It, the author of The Top 20 Cyberattacks on Industrial Control Systems, as well as many other chapters, articles and blog posts. He is the co-chair of the ISA SP-99 working group updating the ICS Security Technologies report, and a frequent contributor to ICS cyber-security standards and best-practice advice.
Andrew is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Michigan Technological University, responsible for the graduate course EE 5451 Cyber Risk Analysis for Critical Infrastructure Protection. He holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics and an MSc in Computer Science, both from the University of Calgary.
The biggest barriers to visibility into OT networks for enterprise security monitoring programs are the serious security risks of connecting industrial networks to enterprise networks in order to facilitate monitoring. Such connectivity though, is essential to universal coverage for OT security monitoring and intrusion detection. New hardware-enforced unidirectional monitoring technology is starting to be deployed […]