Chief Executive Officer
Eric Byres is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of industrial control system (ICS) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cybersecurity. He is the inventor of the Tofino Security technology – the most widely deployed ICS-specific firewall in the world – licensed by industry giants Honeywell, Schneider Electric, and Caterpillar. Eric's many accomplishments include founding the BCIT Critical Infrastructure Security Centre, providing guidance to government security agencies and major energy companies on critical infrastructure protection, chairing the ISA SP-99 Security Technologies Working Group, representing Canada for the IEC TC65/WG10 standards effort, and testifying to the US Congress on the Security of Industrial Control Systems in National Critical Infrastructures. He has received numerous awards from international organizations and was made an ISA Fellow in 2009. In 2013 he received ISA’s highest honor: Excellence in Leadership.
aDolus provides a platform called FACT™ (Framework for Analysis and Coordinated Trust) for brokering information about software/firmware for critical infrastructure to help energy companies determine if updates are safe to install. FACT aggregates information from vendors, asset owners, system integrators, consultants, and security researchers to build a “FACT score” of trustworthiness. We drill down into packages to detect hidden subcomponents, inspect certificate chains, validate versions, and provide an authoritative and exhaustive report on all that is known about any given file. Like a FICO credit score, FACT makes it quick and easy to make critical installation decisions and ensure governance of security processes.