November 5

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The cyber threat against critical infrastructure like transportation, power grid and water facilities looms larger every year. A 2019 report from IBM found the number cyberattacks targeting the operational technology (OT) underlying these important assets had increased by more than 2,000 percent over the previous year. At the same time, OT networks are converging with traditional IT networks as agencies implement sensors, automation and other smart technologies. These trends point to the growing need for public agencies to expand traditional IT security strategies to include OT environments.

Join experts from the Center for Digital Government, the City of Raleigh and Tenable – on November 5 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET for an in-depth look at this emerging security challenge. Our panel will unpack the benefits and potential challenges of IT/OT convergence, and show you how to safely bring together these systems using new security tools that provide visibility across these complex ecosystems.
Register now to learn more about:

  • Evolving threats and common vulnerabilities
  • Avoiding “accidental convergence” and the introduction of new risks
  • Convergence platform solutions that strengthen and simplify IT/OT security
  • Making the financial case for new security investments


Steve Worley

Steve Worley

SCADA Security Manager for the City of Raleigh Public Utilities

Mr. Steve Worley serves as SCADA Security Manager for the City of Raleigh Public Utilities. With more than 25 years of software engineering and network engineering experience, Mr. Worley manages the SCADA network for the City of Raleigh Public Utilities. His areas of expertise include Network Management, Performance Analysis, Network Security, Virtualization, Internet of Things, and Cloud Computing. Mr. Worley served as a Software Engineer for IBM’s Server Division and Networking Division and provided industry leading performance benchmark results. Prior to joining IBM’s Server Division, he created Network Management and Web Development Tools. His software development experience included leading agile teams to develop multiprotocol networking device software and firmware. He was fortunate to work with the original NSFNET routers which developed into the Internet backbone. Mr. Worley has several patents in the networking and security realm. He holds a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the Information Systems Security Association and the Eastern North Carolina InfraGard Chapter.

Michael Rothschild

Michael Rothschild

Senior Director of OT Solutions, Tenable

Michael Rothschild is senior director of OT solutions at Tenable. He is an advisory board member at Rutgers University and is a past professor of marketing. He also has a number of published works in marketing and healthcare. In his spare time Rothschild is a first aid instructor and volunteers as an EMT.

Mark Weatherford

Mark Weatherford — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Mark Weatherford is a globally recognized information security professional with experience at some of the world’s largest public and private sector organizations. He was appointed as the first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at DHS in the Obama Administration and was Chief Information Security Officer for both the state of Colorado, and in California under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the energy industry, he was VP & Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation where he worked daily with Congress and electric utilities across North America on cybersecurity standards, regulations, and policy issues. He also served as a Principal at The Chertoff Group and was VP & Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour. Most recently, he was the VP & Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings, the world’s largest on-line travel business, with offices and employees in almost every country in the world and whose major companies include Booking, Priceline, Kayak, OpenTable and Agoda.