Jim Gilsinn

Principal ICS Consultant

Jim started his career at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he spent 20 years in the Engineering Laboratory (formerly the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory). He began working on a variety of projects including unmanned ground vehicles, automated welding systems, stabilized cranes, sensor systems, and wireless networks. In 2000, he started working on industrial control system (ICS) network performance, reliability, and security. He developed a series of performance tests and tools to measure the performance of ICS network data flows that are still being used by the ODVA today as part of their EtherNet/IP Interoperability PlugFests.

In 2012, Jim joined Kenexis Consulting where he became the Principal Engineer for ICS and cyber security. He led a team in assisting customers with developing, designing, implementing, and assessing ICS networks. He helped ICS/SCADA customers develop programs and conduct assessments based upon the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards, NIST SP 800-53/82, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO/IEC 27001/27002, and NEI 08-09.

Jim joined Dragos in 2019 as a Principal ICS Consultant in Professional Services.

Jim joined the ISA99 committee on Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS), developing the ISA/IEC 62443 standard series in 2002. He currently acts as the co-chair for the ISA99 committee itself and the co-chair of the ISA99 working group developing a security program for IACS.

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