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Schneider Electric

Chief Security Architect

Mr. Forney is a founding board member of the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) which develops the conformance specifications to the ISA 99/IEC 62443 ICS cyber security standard and has held the Co-chair position for the Research and Development Sub-group of the Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control System Joint Working Group. He has been an advisor to the White House Cyber Security Office, the Department of Justice, the Department of Energy and FERC.

Paul is also a primary contributor in the ISA99 WG4 TG6 committee working on the IEC 62443-4-1 world wide standard for secure development in industrial automation (now approved by ISA and IEC). He has been a guest speaker on the subject of the Security Development Lifecycle and incident response in industrial control and cyber physical systems at national and international conferences for Microsoft, Gartner, SANS, ICSJWG, AFPM, API, RCMP, S4 and Public Safety Canada. Paul works closely with the ICS-CERT organization on ICS cyber vulnerabilities and also with cyber researchers around the globe.

Mr. Forney has been awarded eleven patents in areas such as failure prediction for upstream Oil and Gas, grid balancing for Power and Internet/intranet portal technologies; and for twenty-seven years, has been involved in the design, security and implementation of SCADA, Event Driven/Service Oriented Architecture (EDA/SOA) and distributed control software and systems for industrial automation.

Paul is an active member of the Azure Advisory Board for Azure Active Directory and Azure Service Bus and has served on the Board of Advisors for Cylance, Inc., one of the fastest growing and innovative cyber security companies in the world. He is a certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a certified Information Systems Security Architect Professional (ISSAP), a certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) and an accomplished jazz musician.

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