Thank you for boarding Hack The Railroad: Safeguarding the Future of Rail Systems
which happened on October 25-26, 2023
The DreamPort Facility, Columbia MD
In an era driven by the surge of digitalization, the world of rail transportation has undergone a remarkable transformation. With every passing day, our trains and metros hurtle forward at unprecedented speeds. Yet, as the horizon expands, so too does the realm of potential threats.
Conference attendees embarked on a journey during Hack The Railroad—a groundbreaking hybrid cybersecurity event powered by the alliance of US Cyber Command, Cylus, MISI & Amtrak. This gathering served as a nexus for the brightest minds in the railway cybersecurity industry.
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HTR 2023 Presenters :
Welcome by Maryland Department of Transportation, Kathryn (Katie) Fry Hester
Maryland State Senator Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology
Keynote Address by Jesse Whaley
Carolyn Hayward-Williams: Director, Office of Railroad Systems and Technology, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Thomas Farmer: Chair - Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC)
Tariq Habib: Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Metropolitan Transportation Authority
John J. Garstka : Director for Cyber within the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer
Joel Waugh: Sr. Director, Cybersecurity & CISO, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
Peter Watts: Former Director for Cybersecurity, National Security Council
Joshua Russell, CISSP: Principal Security Architect, CSX Technology
Jim McKenney: Practice Director, Industrials and Operational Technologies NCC Group
Shawn Taylor: Regional Technology Officer at Forescout Technologies Inc.
Susan Howard: VP ICS/OT Cybersecurity, Michael Baker International
Nik Urlaub: Critical Infrastructure Resiliency and Safety Capability Area Lead at MITRE
Mark Grant: Owner, RiskSec Group
Justin Smith: Director Cybersecurity Engineering Amtrak
Department Manager, CI Assessments, Analytics, and Resiliency
Miki Shifman : Co-Founder & CTO Cylus
Olivia Phillips : Cyber Defense Cyber Assessment Director, Amtrak
Bruno Corasolla : Global Head of Digital Trains Hitachi Rail
Speaker Sessions + Panel Discussion
From cutting-edge technologies to emerging trends, these visionary voices will equip you with the tools needed to safeguard our nation's rail systems.
Immersive Trainings (Registration Now Closed)
Dive into the immersive world of railroad cybersecurity trainings as we empower you with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to protect rail integrity and ensuring the safety of the millions who rely on them.