J. Adam Crain

Software Engineer & Security Researcher

Adam is a software engineer and independent consultant with Automatak. He is interested in software security, vulnerability discovery, and the interplay between complexity and bugs. He works with vendors, utilities, standards bodies, and government organizations to improve software quality, testing practices, and emerging standards.

Most recently Adam has been working with a consortium of investor owned utilities to develop SSP-21, a next-generation secure protocol for industrial control systems.

My Sessions

3. ICS Protocols


ICS protocols monitor and control a physical process, and they are purpose built to do this. This session will show the basic features of these protocols, identify the common protocols and where they are used, and importantly talk about the secure ICS protocols that are being developed.