Jonathan Butts


Dr. Jonathan Butts is a retired Air Force Officer and renowned expert on military and critical infrastructure cyber protection. As the Research Director at the U.S. Air Force Center for Cyberspace Research, he developed the Department of Defense’s premier research and training program for industrial control system security. He has also held roles as the Commander of Theater Deployable Communications Flight and Chief of Offensive Tactics Development at the 23rd IOS Air Force Information Operations Center.

Jonathan has presented at prestigious security conferences around the world on various topics, including critical infrastructure protection, malware analysis, protocol verification, and operationalizing military actions in cyberspace. He has performed research and worked extensively with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, and U.S. Secret Service. In addition to his roles at aDolus and QED Secure Solutions, Jonathan sits as the Committee Chair for the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) working group on Critical Infrastructure Protection.

My Sessions

In Firmware We Trust: Securing The Software Supply Chain

Main Stage

The team (Butts, Byres, Kitchel, Owen, and Rios) will present the challenges and some solutions to securing the software supply chain in a fun role playing performance. ICS asset owners depend on vendors to supply valid software and firmware for system implementation and upgrades. If this chain of trust is compromised, then malicious software can […]

Protocols Secure Design & Dev