Los Angeles Department Water and Power
David Alexander is the Chief Information Security Officer at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal utility, where he continues to evolve a comprehensive Information Security Program. With over 20 years of IT and power operations experience, Mr. Alexander has levied his extensive technical and business operation experience to apply sound IT Security practices while meeting the demanding business requirements of the power industry. He is also responsible for the development and coordination of LADWP’s strategic and tactical IT security planning initiatives to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure to liability that may result in financial and image loss to the utility.
In this session, explore common issues existing in many industrial control systems. Look at the divide between existing control and communication systems and backbone corporate systems. As control systems continue to change away from proprietary systems, look at common challenges and incompatibilities between contemporary IT and OT systems. Explore the best methods for successful integration to ensure enhanced cyber security.
In this discussion:
•Analyzing security gaps across IT/OT
•Navigating threat intelligence, network security monitoring, and malware analysis
•Improving incident response and disaster recovery