The challenges in securing municipal SCADA systems are as numerous as the threats against them. With public safety riding on the security and availability of power, water, and transportation infrastructure that are monitored and controlled by SCADA systems, it is essential that municipal IT departments tackle the issues associated with protecting these critical systems.
James is an Incident Response Consultant for Trustwave and a former SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Broome Community College, in Binghamton, NY. James is an online instructor in electronics, computer science, and information security and has extensive industrial work experience as well in electronic manufacturing for both commercial and military products, particularly in flight control computer technology for Navy aircraft. James is the author or co-author of over 40 books on computers, networking, electronics, and technology, as well as numerous magazine articles, and has presented multiple webinars for the National Cybersecurity Institute. He is also A+, Network+, and Security+ certified by CompTIA and has been ACE certified in computer forensics by AccessData. James is a frequent presenter at the annual New York State Cybersecurity Conference.