INI Seminar: Hal Aldridge

Time: January 28, 2011 - 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Location: DEC@CIC


The INI welcomes Hal Aldridge, Director of Engineering at Sypris Electronics in Tampa, Florida. He will present "The Perfect Storm – Trends in Cybersecurity for Government and Critical Infrastructure."

The INI Seminar takes place every Friday, 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. This week's seminar takes place at the Distributed Education Classroom at the Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC).

Speaker: Dr. Hal Aldridge

Talk Abstract: As cyber threats continue to increase, the ability of organizations to react rapidly enough to secure their systems is becoming more challenging. Not only has the number of threats increased, the types and targets of the threats are changing. The cyber threats have expanded to include not only traditional communications, computing, and network systems but now target cyber-physical systems in critical infrastructure such as the SmartGrid. Traditional information assurance techniques requiring custom technology/product development and long certification cycles are not adequate to keep up with the challenge. Fortunately, commercial cybersecurity technologies are evolving at a rapid rate and, matched with evolving security policy, can begin to fill the gap and provide a more responsive technology base to address the new threats. This "Perfect Storm" of technology and policy changes includes adoption paths for advanced technology in secure communications, trusted computing, and cryptographic key management. This presentation will discuss the future trends in cybersecurity and how these important changes in policy and technology will enable more secure systems.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Aldridge has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University specializing in fault tolerant robotic control systems for space applications.