International Society of Automation
Orange County Section
Meeting Notice
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Security Issues and Prevention on Multiple SCADA Platforms
Pat Warton
Control Engineering

5:00 p.m. ~ Food & Networking
6:00 p.m. ~ Presentation

Emerson Process Management
2400 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA, 92606

Michelle Nelson 714-904-9087

SCADA systems are under direct attack via multiple weaknesses discovered from within software and hardware.  We will investigate current best practices and evaluate different protection methods.  A list of Critical Infrastructure Protection topics will be presented Along with the appropriate specifications identified by the US Air Force and Homeland Security.

Pat Warton majored in Geological Sciences and minored in English at California State University Fullerton. He subsequently dual majored in Computer Science and Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.

Pat has been affiliated with Control Engineering Inc. for over 20 years, assisting in the development of integration of analog and digital interfaces for SCADA instrumentation. During his time with Control Engineering he has worked on PLC and Network security for advanced technology partners and staff safety systems deployed within institutional environments.

Pat has been an instructor for Cisco Systems teaching Network Infrastructure and Security and is currently a Cisco Meraki Certified Network Associate. With his strong background in instrumentation integration and over 30 years of experience in communication architecture he has assisted in the creation of several patents for 802Secure Inc. utilizing unique radio signature detection to secure wireless infrastructure.

Pat currently resides in Southern California with his wife and family.

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