InfraGard Charlotte Meeting - “Cybersecurity: What Companies Need to Know”

Tue, 2013-10-08 18:00


InfraGard Charlotte
October 8, 2013 6-8 PM
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
911 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte
Jim Butterworth
CSO ManTech HBGary

Title:  “Cybersecurity: What Companies Need to Know”

Abstract:  Organizations with critical infrastructure and SCADA systems, once thought invulnerable to targeted cyber-attacks, are now squarely in the crosshairs of today’s threat actors.  Critical infrastructure and manufacturing finds itself in a harrowing position: How to protect control systems when the adversary knows more about exploiting them than they know how to patch or fix it.   Systems and processes believed to be air-gapped are showing up on the internet at an alarming rate.   

In this presentation, “Cybersecurity: What Companies Need to Know,”  HBGary Chief Security Officer Jim Butterworth will provide an overview of cyber threats facing today’s critical infrastructure and what these organizations need to put in place to effectively identify, manage and respond to security incidents.


Jim Butterworth is the CSO at HBGary, a subsidiary of ManTech International Corporation. Previously, he worked at Guidance Software, where he was the Senior Director of Cyber Security.  Exclusively client focused, Jim has more than 15 years of "In-the-Trench" experience in computer network operations and incident response, having conducted engagements worldwide, every industry, specializing in Critical Infrastructure Protection and highly sensitive networks.   In addition, Jim completed a distinguished and decorated 20 year career as an Electronic Warfare/Cryptologist with the United States Navy.  He is the recipient of the Naval Security Group Command Meritorious Service Award, Navy Commendation Medal (Gold Start in lieu of 5th Award), and Navy Achievement Medal (Gold Star in lieu of 5th Award).  Jim maintains certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and holds multiple security industry certifications as Intrusion Analyst, Reverse Engineer, Forensic Examiner and Auditor.  Jim is also a contributing author to the recently released “Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security” by CRC Press.