Chat with the Best in Railroad Cybersecurity

Hack The Railroad - October 18 2022


MISI & Cylus Welcome

Armando Seay, MISI Director & Amir Levintal, Cylus CEO

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Earl Lewis, Deputy Director Maryland Department of Transportation

Keynote | 9:00 am – 9:30 am EST

Jesse Whaley- Chief Information Security Officer, Amtrak

Securing Passenger Safety

Keynote | 9:30 am – 10:00 am EST

Scott Gorton, Executive Director, Surface Policy Division, Policy, Plans, & Engagement, TSA

Overview of TSA Cyber Priorities & Security Directives

Presentation | 10:00 am – 10:30 am EST


10:30 am – 10:45 am EST

Addressing Cybersecurity Risks, Regulations, Innovations and Best Practices Panel - Norma Krayem, (Moderator), Christian Schlehuber, Michael Echols

Norma Krayem : Vice President and Chair, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Digital Innovation Practice at Van Scoyoc Associates and and Former Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. DOT

Christian Schlehuber: Field CTO, Cylus

Michael A. Echols : APTA CCSWG Lead

Panel | 10:45 am – 11:45am EST

Mark Grant, Former CISO, CSX Transportation & William Heinrich, Former CISO, BNSF & Amtrak

The role of suppliers in rail cybersecurity and how to work with the cybersecurity supply chain

Presentation | 11:45 am -12:15 pm EST

Lunch Break

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm EST

Michael A. Echols, APTA CCSWG Lead

Now or Never

Presentation | 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm EST

Nik Urlaub: Lead Cybersecurity Engineer, MITRE

Derailing the Adversary: Threat Modeling for the Rail Industry Using ATT&CK for ICS

Presentation | 1:45 pm -2:15 pm EST

Justin Smith: Technical Director OT Cybersecurity Architecture Amtrak

John McSorley: Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection at Amtrak

Shining a Light on OT Cybersecurity

Presentation | 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm EST

Josh Russel, Principal Security Architect, CSX

Solving Complex Performance and Security Challenges in Positive Train Control, Wayside, and Locomotive Systems

Presentation | 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Social Event

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Railroad Cyber Overview

9:30 am – 10:45 am EST

Attack Vectors & Scenarios for Railroads

10:45 – 11:45 am EST


11:45 am – 12:45 pm EST

Railroad Cyber Exercise Training

12:45 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Register to Attend

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