Hack the Plant Podcast

Publications

Hack the Plant Episode 20: Training the Cyber Workforce of the Future
William Gray & Bryson Bort

“You can only cover about 65% of the cybersecurity workforce demand with the existing workforce today. So we need to do something to address that gap. We need to either build that workforce or…

Hack the Plant Episode 19: Diversity in Power Systems Distribution
Bryson Bort & William Gray

“How do we talk about all the great things we’re doing in our communities, in optimizing and trying to reduce carbon, and looking at new solutions and coming up with different technologies that can…

Hack the Plant Episode 18: The future of cybersecurity education?
William Gray & Bryson Bort

“I’ve been educating now for about eight years within the college system and that hands-on experiential learning is critical. When I have students do something that’s like a scenario based off of…

Hack the Plant Episode 17: INL – Wind energy and cybersecurity challenges
Bryson Bort & William Gray

“A big risk is people just don’t understand the risks with these types of systems. I think that’s starting to change, as we have larger and larger energy companies that already understand…

Hack the Plant Episode 16: Cyber Challenges to Securing Our Electric System
William Gray & Bryson Bort

“Initially it was looking at specific types of attacks and thinking how those could be utilized against our systems, but then it became more sophisticated in thinking of how these attacks could be…

Hack the Plant Episode 15: Innovation in Critical Infrastructure
William Gray & Bryson Bort

“We had to go out and talk to experts and just have the conversations and then be brutally honest about what those people were telling us about the problem. In many cases, we didn’t even tell them…

Hack the Plant Episode 14: AI and Critical Infrastructure
William Gray & Bryson Bort

“It’s now the rise of the term infrastructure 4.0, which is a bit off shot or a spinoff of industry 4.0 … it is understanding that the infrastructure needs special treatment or special care in…

Hack the Plant Episode 13: Biden Admin’s Cybersecurity Executive Order
William Gray & Bryson Bort

“I think the public-private partnership model is so important. And if we jettison that in favor of mandates and regulation, you’re going to change that relationship between the government and the…

Hack the Plant Episode 12: ERCOT and the Texas Power Outage
William Gray & Bryson Bort

“All types of generation that are part of the ERCOT mix suffered or none of them were at full capacity. All types of generations suffered some sort of outage due to the weather….demand was…

Hack the Plant Episode 11: Department of Defense Policy and ICS Security
Bryson Bort & William Gray

“We’re going to see despite investments, despite technology, we’re going to see some  ransomware on some of these critical infrastructure systems. And I think people are going to get hurt. Things…

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