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Marty Edwards, Tenable

Marty Edwards, Tenable

Marty Edwards is a globally recognized Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Control System (ICS) cybersecurity expert who collaborates with industry, government, and academia to raise awareness of the growing security risks impacting critical infrastructure and the need to take steps to mitigate them.

As Vice President of Operational Technology Security at Tenable, Edwards works with government and industry leaders throughout the world to broaden understanding and implementation of people, process and technology solutions to reduce their overall cyber risk. As industry Co-Chair of the Control Systems Interagency Working Group (CSIWG), he works to promote and advance OT security across the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining Tenable in 2019, Edwards—a 30‐year industry veteran—served as the Global Director of Education at the International Society of Automation (ISA). While at ISA, he was recognized by his industry peers with the SANS ICS 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Prior to ISA, Edwards was the longest‐serving Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS‐CERT).

Edwards also served as a program manager focused on control systems security at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and has held a variety of roles in the instrumentation and automation fields. Edwards holds a diploma of technology in Process Control and Industrial Automation (Magna cum Laude) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and in 2015 received the institute’s Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2016, Edwards was recognized by FCW in its “Federal 100 Awards” as being one of the top IT professionals in the U.S. federal government.

Recent Posts:

Addressing and Securing Converged IT/OT Environments

In recent years, industrial organizations and those operating critical infrastructure have made sign...
Marty Edwards, Tenable Dec 1, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Facing the Challenge of Aligning Cybersecurity and Business

Most security leaders have been regularly hit with the common question, “How secure are we?” from a ...
Marty Edwards, Tenable Nov 3, 2020 5:30:00 AM

3 Ways to Secure IT and OT Environments in the Era of Convergence

If you touch any part of operational technology (OT), you’re likely well-aware of the mounting cyber...
Marty Edwards, Tenable Sep 22, 2020 5:00:00 AM

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