Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of TBMG: Cybersecurity Challenges and Solutions

Available On Demand until April 18, 2018

Today’s world is more interconnected than ever before. Yet, for all its advantages, increased connectivity brings increased risk. Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to those seeking to disrupt or destroy everything from medical records and robots, to industrial machinery and automobiles. More pressure will be placed on designers of these products to ensure that all available technologies are implemented to protect against attacks. 

An audience Q&A follows the speaker presentations.


Todd Carpenter, Chief Engineer and Co-Owner, Adventium Labs

Todd Carpenter’s areas of expertise include engineering high-value, real-time, fault-tolerant, and secure systems in space, military and commercial avionics, medical, and petrochemical domains. His expertise spans detailed hardware and software design, architecture development, systems design and specification, as well as tools, standards, and processes for enhancing design flows. Current activities include developing architectures for safe and secure medical devices and developing fault management techniques and remote dynamic attestation for distributed systems. Todd leads Adventium’s risk assessment and management services, which evaluates and teaches how to evaluate security risk for cyber physical systems and products in medical, avionics, and industrial domains.

Shan Bhattacharya, Director of Business Development, LDRA

Shan Bhattacharya serves as a Director of Business Development and manages the U.S. Field Engineering team for LDRA. Prior to this, he worked as a Field Application Engineer for LDRA, deploying LDRA software solutions for a large number of major defense, commercial avionics, medical device, and automotive vendors to meet industry software certification. Over the course of his career, Shan has worked for major defense system integrators as a software engineer, software lead, and an IPT lead.

Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs

Alan Grau is President and co-founder of Icon Labs, a provider of security software for IoT and embedded devices. He co-founded the company in 1992, which is focused on creating The Internet of Secure Things by providing security for even the smallest IoT devices. He is also the architect of the award-winning Floodgate Firewall. Alan has 25 years of experience in telecommunications and embedded software. He previously worked for AT&T Bell Labs and Motorola and has an MS in computer science from Northwestern University.

Jon Mellott, CTO, The Athena Group

Jon Mellott is CTO of The Athena Group, a leading provider of security, cryptography, anti-tamper, and signal processing IP cores to many of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, defense contractors, and OEMs, as well as emerging providers. Embedded in millions of ASIC and FPGA devices, Athena technologies enable high-value solutions where security and performance are mission critical: defense and aerospace, vehicle safety (V2V, V2X, telematics), networking and communications, satellites, cellular base stations, and more. Since 1993, Jon has played a vital role in architecting and bringing Athena’s advanced security technologies to market. Jon holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.


Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media Group

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