Ron Brash

Director of Cybersecurity Insights

Ron is a director of Cybersecurity Insights at Verve Industrial Protection where he injects a variety of technical expertise into product development, risk examination, research, client workshops, and advisory into a number of critical infrastructure domains while speaking/participating in a number of community events near and far.

Previously,  Ron was a manager and SME at Deloitte LLP as part of their Canadian Cyber Risk Advisory practice based out of Montreal, Quebec, providing technical knowledge in the aviation security domain and various ICS domains. And before that, he was the CTO and co-founder of Atlants Embedded (AE), a technology consultancy that focused on a variety of embedded Linux systems and firewalls for use in the industrial domain. He and his team volunteered to develop the methodology and tooling required to deeply-anonymize copious amounts of packets and red-team functions for the exclusive S4 ICS security challenges in 2018 & 2019.

As CTO, Ron had collaborated and managed several large projects, which included a cloud-connected industrial VPN appliance, modernization of existing platforms for security, and IIoT data aggregation. Among other services provided, AE specialized in making Free and/Or Open Source Software (FOSS) work in proprietary contexts, advanced prototyping for signal processing and packet analysis (EIP and a number of other protocols).

In another life, Brash was an embedded developer at Tofino Security and contractor for ICS/SCADA network deep-packet inspection (DPI) projects. Among some of the projects he had worked on were the Tofino Security’s SCADA security simulator, Tofino Xenon appliance, Intrusion Detection technologies (IDS) performance on embedded systems and fast user-space DPI methodologies. His Ms.Comp degree was a formal validation on dual-stack technologies versus hybrid protocol gateways for secure technology transitions using NETCONF & SNMP. He is also wrote a cookbook for Packt publishing Ltd.

My Sessions

PKI: An Aviation Case Study

Stage 2

Several years ago, aviation OEMs began creating crypto graphically signed parts (called Loadable Software Aircraft Parts) to be installed onboard an aircraft; this was true not only for the latest e-Enabled aircraft such as the Boeing 737MAX/787 Dreamliners, or Airbus A220s, but also older aircraft such as the Airbus 319s, and includes software updates, configurations, […]

Protocols Secure Design & Dev Supply Chain