Tribal One Construction Executive Erik Sell, P.E., led a discussion on common vulnerabilities to industrial control systems at the Association of Defense Communities’ (ADC) Installation Innovation Forum held Feb 10-12 in San Antonio, Texas.
Tribal One leads a three-company team that is developing next generation solutions for monitoring and protecting operational information technology systems at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and other Department of Defense locations.
Sell was joined on the panel by project team members Aaron Fansler, chief technology officer at Goliath Solutions Group, and Jason Cook, P.E., senior project manager at Tetra Tech. The team presented examples of vulnerabilities from a recent Department of Defense study and discussed solutions to combat cyber intrusions at the panel discussion entitled “Next Gen Innovation – Your Automation Systems are Under Attack”
“Improving the security of industrial control systems has been a key element of the Air Force’s collaborative effort to combat cyber attacks,” Sell said. “Systems that are used to automate physical industrial processes, like building access and fire detection or heating and air conditioning on military bases, will be prime targets for cyber warfare in future conflicts. Securing these systems is a high priority.”
The panel presentation was held at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.