A leading authority in critical infrastructure cyber security, and author of the industry-influencing books “Industrial Network Security,” and “Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid.” Expert in SCADA, ICS, machine-to-machine communication, embedded device security and the “Internet of Things” within industries such as energy, oil & gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, critical manufacturing, smart grid, mobile and cloud computing. Creative and energetic, with technical expertise in network and information cyber security (IDS/IPS, application layer DPI, access control, security information and flow analysis, cloud security, “big data” information management, etc.). Proficient in industrial automation and control operations, applications and protocols. Involved in some of the largest cyber security initiatives globally including industrial control sector embedded security initiatives, Middle Eastern digital oilfield initiatives, and nuclear cyber security initiatives. ... and I also write award-winning novels about zombie chickens, because if you can't combine a passion around something as serious as Critical Infrastructure cyber security with a good sense of humor, what's the point of it all?