Date(s) - 12/19/18
12:00 am - 2:00 am

Grand Stafford Theater

Categories No Categories

Scott Smith :: Cybersecurity Differences in OT and IT

This talk will highlight some of the differences between Operation Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) and how traditional IT security practices may not work in OT environments.

Scott Smith is the Chief Information Security officer for the City of Bryan. He is responsible for cyber security as well as compliance for the NERC CIP, PCI DSS, and CJIS standards requirements. His expertise is in Information Security Management, Physical Security Management, IT Compliance Management, CIS Controls and Benchmarks and Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Prior to this position, Mr. Smith spent the previous 11 years as the Manager of IT Operations for Bryan Texas Utilities overseeing the utilities infrastructure, security and compliance programs. He lead a highly technical and business critical IT Operations division, responsible for managing technical aspects of multi-million dollar projects. Scott is a member of Infragard, ISSA, ISACA, and holds active CISSP, CGCIO and ITIL Foundations certifications.

Scott is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he was a student-athlete playing on the 1993 Southwest Conference Champion and College World Series baseball team.


Rajat Rajbhandari :: Blockchain: A Trust Protocol That Will Change Commerce

Rajat Rajbhandari, PhD is a CEO and Co-founder of a startup dexFreight that is building a decentralized logistics platform built on blockchain technology. Prior to dexFreight, he spent over a decade at Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the largest university -based transportation research institute. He is an expert in transportation and logistics systems, connected transportation as well as blockchain technology. He has spoken about blockchain fundamentals at over dozen events to over 3000 people including SxSW. Automated Vehicle Symposium, ETH Memphis, Blockchain in Oil and Gas, Blockchain in Transport Alliance, Blockchain for Supply Chain. He has also appeared in Wall Street Journal, IBT, USA Today, Journal of Commerce, Yahoo News, FreightWaves, Bitcoin Mag, CoinReport and more.