Chris Sistrunk

Principal Consultant

Chris Sistrunk is a Principal Consultant at Mandiant, focusing on cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS) and critical infrastructure. Prior to joining Mandiant, Sistrunk was a Senior Engineer at Entergy (over 11 years) where he was the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Transmission & Distribution SCADA systems. Sistrunk helped organize the first ICS Village, which debuted at DEF CON 22 and was featured at RSAC 2015. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, member of the DNP Users Group and a registered PE in Louisiana. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and an M.S. in engineering and technology management from Louisiana Tech University. Sistrunk also founded and organizes BSidesJackson, Mississippi’s only cybersecurity conference.

My Sessions

7. Detection and Response


Given the “insecure by design” problem with ICS protocols, apps and devices, protection is difficult if the attacker is past the cyber security perimeter. Detection is key to identify attacks early and response is necessary to prevent or limit the consequences. This is a fast-moving area in ICSsec. Learn what the leaders are doing today […]