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Eric Byres is recognized as one of the world's leading experts in the field of Critical Infrastructure Security. He has been responsible for numerous standards, best practices, and innovations for data communications and controls systems security in industrial environments.
Mr. Byres' work in Industrial Cyber Security spans both the academic and industry domains. As the founder of the BCIT Critical Infrastructure Security Centre, he shaped it into one of North America's leading academic facilities in the field of SCADA cyber-security, culminating in a SANS Institute Security Leadership Award in 2006. At the same time, he has provided security guidance to government security agencies and major energy companies on cyber protection for critical infrastructures. He is also the chair of the ISA SP-99 Security Technologies Working Group and is the Canadian representative for IEC TC65/WG10, a standards effort focusing on an international framework for the protection of process facilities from cyber attack.
Eric Byres' achievements include testifying to the United States Congress on the "Security of Industrial Control Systems in National Critical Infrastructures" as well as receiving awards from international organizations. These include the IEEE Outstanding Industry Applications Article prize in September 2000, the 2004 Donald P. Eckman Education Award, and the 2005 Keith Otto Award presented by the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA).