Associate Lab Director
Zachary (Zach) Tudor is the Associate Laboratory Director of Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) National and Homeland Security’s (N&HS) organization, a major center for national security technology development and demonstration, employing 550 scientists and engineers across $300M in programs for the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Intelligence Community. N&HS is responsible for INL’s Nuclear Nonproliferation, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Defense Systems, and Homeland Security missions that include safeguarding and securing vulnerable nuclear material, enhancing the overall security and resilience of the nation’s infrastructure, and providing protective system solutions and heavy manufacturing of armor for national defense.
He has over 30 years’ experience in IT and cyber security management, operations, and incident response. Mr. Tudor is a member of the National Academy of Science Air Force Studies Board and (ISC)2’s Board of Directors, and is the former Vice Chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection at George Washington University.
Prior to INL, Mr. Tudor was a Program Director in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International, where he served as a management and technical resource for operational and research and development cybersecurity programs for government, intelligence, and commercial projects. He supported DHS’s Cyber Security Division on projects including the Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity consortium, and the Industrial Control System Joint Working Group R&D working group.
Past positions include support to the Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) and the ICS-CERT at DHS, on-site deputy, on-site deputy program manager for the NRO’s world-wide operational network, information security manager for OSD CIO’s Enterprise Operations Support Team, security management support for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and several senior-level consulting positions including Vice President of SAIC’s Enabling Technology Division, and Senior Manager for Department of Defense programs at BearingPoint’s Security Practice. He is a retired U.S. Navy Submarine LDO Electronics Officer and Chief Data Systems Technician.
Mr. Tudor holds an M.S. in Information Systems from George Mason University concentrating in cyber security, where he was also an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in information security. His professional credentials include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Computer Professional (CCP).
He has served as a member of (ISC) 2 ’s Application Security Advisory Board and the NRC’s Nuclear Cyber Security Working Group, as well as the Vice Chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection at George Washington University.
Dale Peterson closes things out with Ralph Langner, Zach Tudor and a possible third guest. What aren’t we talking about that we should be? Reactions to what was heard. Where is the ICS security community today and where does it need to be. Always voted one of the favorite sessions of S4.