March 6, 2019
9.30 AM to 3.00 PM
Cambria Suites RDU
Airgate Dr,
Morrisville, NC 27560

Come learn about Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technology (OT) Convergence, Risk Assessments and Cyberthreat Mitigation Strategies on the Plant Floor.

The convergence of OT/IT, while necessary to leverage new tools and techniques needed to improve OEE and other KPIs, also opens OT/IT networks to new generations of cyberthreats.

We don’t like when you get hacked - if you don’t either, this event is for you!

Join us to learn more about threat vectors, propagation pathways and definitive approaches to securing your infrastructure against these attacks.

Our key speakers are professionals and academics who will be sharing their expertise and imparting their know-how for attendees to acquire an in-depth knowledge pertaining to cyberthreat mitigation on the Plant Floor.


9.30 AM - 10.00 AM
Registration, Coffee and Breakfast
10.00 AM - 10.30 AM
Dr. Samudra Vijay: Overview and Introduction to Cybersecurity on the Plant Floor
10.30 AM - 11.00 AM
Michael Curnow: IT OT - Security Convergence
11.00 AM - 11.40 AM
Wayne Cantrell: Cybersecurity Features in Factory Automation
11.40 AM - 11.45 AM
11.45 AM - 12.15 PM
Dr. Singh: The Science of Cybersecurity
12.15 PM - 1.00 PM
1.15 PM - 2.15 PM
2.15 PM - 2.45 PM
Prof. Madan: The Future of Cybersecurity - Self-Healing Systems
2.45 PM - 3.00 PM
Closing Remarks

Come Learn About

  • Information and Operation Technology Convergence
  • Bridging the gap between IT & OT efficiently
  • Keeping your Plant Floor Secure from Cyberthreats: Identification & Prevention
  • Improving your OEE and other KPIs while minimizing threat-vector propagation pathways
  • NIST/ISA Standards & Mitigation Approaches
  • Hardware & Software Solutions

Help and guidance to deploy models, policies and frameworks to conduct risk analysis, risk management and mitigation will be provided by the industry experts!

Meet Our Speakers


Wayne Cantrell
Principal Systems Engineer

Wayne Cantrell is a senior principal systems engineer in the factory automation business of Siemens industry, Inc. He has 35 years of experience in the manufacturing, design, application, and system engineering of automation systems and components. Most recently, he has been focusing on the development of secure automation architectures for military, critical infrastructure, and other automation projects requiring cyber protection.

Dr. Muninder Singh
Professor of Computer Science
Science of Security Lablet Co-Director

Dr. Singh is an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and a full professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. He is a AAAI fellow and an IEEE Fellow. Singh's research interests include multiagent systems, service-oriented computing, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and social networks. He has made several important contributions to the understanding of interaction and norms in multiagent systems.


Mike Curnow
Head of Security, Sam Analytic Solutions

Mike is the head of security services at SAM Analytic Solutions, an ethical hacker and cybersecurity expert who's experienced in offensive security, security engineering & architecture, threat analysis & incident response. He runs the Security Operations Center at SAM Analytics and his team focuses on Threat Detection/Analysis & Remediation, conducting infrastructure penetration and application security testing and fuzz-testing. He has led security testings on infrastructures of Fortune 50 companies.

Samudra Vijay
CEO, Sam Analytic Solutions

Samudra obtained his PhD in Engineering Systems from MIT. He is founder and CEO of Sam Analytic Solutions based in Cary, NC. Sam Analytic specializes in Industrial Automation and Cybersecurity. His team has evaluated cybersecurity posture of applications and control systems, and implemented strategies to keep automation applications on the plant floor secure and compliant with IEC62443 standards.



Anna Preta
Scada Product Consultant
Siemens Industry US

Ford Cheeseman
Automation Network Consultant

Rakesh Mohun
Lennox Intl.

Dr. Nirav Ajmeri
North Carolina State University

D Bharat Madan
Retired Professor