Dragos CEO & Founder Robert M. Lee to Address U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the Cybersecurity Risks to the United States’ Energy Infrastructure

WASHINGTON--()--Dragos, Inc.:

SUMMARY: Dragos CEO and Founder Robert M. Lee has been invited to testify at the hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources before the United States Senate on March 23, 2023. Dragos, Inc., is the global leader in cybersecurity for industrial controls systems (ICS)/operational technology (OT) environments.

DETAILS: The purpose of this hearing is to examine the steps needed to address the cybersecurity vulnerabilities to the United States’ energy infrastructure. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2023 @10:00am ET

WHERE: Livestream: https://www.energy.senate.gov/hearings

In person: Room SD-366, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

BACKGROUND: In 2018, Lee testified before this committee to discuss the industrial cybersecurity threat landscape, which at the time was largely unknown. During that time, there were five threat groups that targeted industrial networks specifically. His testimony noted that while that sounded alarming, there was still time to address cybersecurity issues in critical infrastructure if the private and public sectors worked diligently together. Today with twenty such groups that Dragos tracks, and the discovery of a reusable cross-industry malware targeting operational technology, this message has more urgency.

ABOUT LEE: Robert is a recognized authority in the industrial cybersecurity community. He is CEO and co-founder of Dragos, a global technology leader in cybersecurity for industrial controls systems (ICS)/operational technology (OT) environments. He gained his start in cybersecurity as an U.S. Air Force Cyber Warfare Operations Officer tasked to the National Security Agency (NSA). There he established the first-of-its-kind ICS/SCADA cyber threat intelligence and intrusion analysis mission for the NSA to identify and analyze national threats to industrial infrastructure. Following his role at the NSA, Lee built the cybersecurity community’s first class for identifying and responding to threats targeted at ICS at the SANS Institute, the world’s largest company that specializes in information security and cybersecurity training.

Lee is routinely sought after for his advice and input into industrial threat detection and response. He serves in advisory roles to numerous governments and international organizations across the world including the United States Department of Energy (DOE), Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency, and the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) cybersecurity committees on oil and gas and electricity. He has presented at WEF Annual Meetings in Davos and industry leading conferences such as RSA, SANS, BlackHat, DefCon, and Forrester Security and Risk. He has testified to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. As a non-resident national security fellow at New America, Robert worked to inform policy related to critical infrastructure cyber security. He is regularly asked by various governments to brief national level leaders.

Contacts

Kesselring Communications for Dragos
Leslie Kesselring, 503-358-1012
leslie@kesscomm.com

Contacts

Kesselring Communications for Dragos
Leslie Kesselring, 503-358-1012
leslie@kesscomm.com