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NE Colloquium: Juan Lopez Jr., National Security Sciences Directorate, ORNL

The nuclear enterprise is a mature industry that continues to face cybersecurity challenges. Innovation in instrumentation automation and sensor technology contribute greatly to efficiency, optimization, and productivity but equally increase the attack surface of nuclear facilities. This talk presents some of the global concerns discussed in technical meetings on Computer Security and Approaches in Nuclear Security and the emerging strategies developed to mitigate them.

Juan Lopez Jr., USMC (ret) is a cyber-physical R&D program manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He leads research in Critical Infrastructure Protection, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Nuclear Power Cybersecurity, and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) modeling. He served as the technical lead in SCADA/ICS research at the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence located at the Air Force Institute of Technology on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohop. Lopez earned a PhD in Computer Science at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, Master of Science from Capitol College, and Master of Science from the Air Force Institute of Technology under the NSA’s Information Assurance Scholarship Program. Lopez is an IEEE Senior Member, Co-Chair for the Industrial Society of Automation’s Work Group 4, Task Group 7 (Security of ICS Sensors), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA), Certified Scrum Master, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and has an Extra Class amateur radio license from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).

Wednesday, February 26 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Nuclear Engineering Building, 302
1412 Circle Drive Knoxville TN 37996

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NE Colloquium, NE Spring 2020


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