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Industrial 4.0 IOT/OT Security, Threat Detection and Mitigating Cyber Impact on Safety Systems
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John Bryk

Downstream Natural Gas-ISAC
Cyber and Physical Threat Intelligence Analyst
John Bryk (pronounced BRICK) retired as a colonel from the United States Air Force after a 30-year career, with early assignments that included Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Combat Crew Commander, and launching the Space Shuttle and unmanned rockets.  As a senior officer, he was selected to serve as a military diplomat at U.S. embassies in Canada and in Central and Western Europe.  Colonel Bryk deployed to Southwest Asia on three combat tours and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for service in Afghanistan.  Prior to retirement he was attached to the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he later continued to serve as a U.S. Intelligence Officer until joining the private sector in 2015.
 
As the threat intelligence analyst for the Downstream Natural Gas-ISAC, John focuses on the protection of North America’s natural gas critical cyber and physical infrastructure.  His blog, Infrastructure Cyber Defender, appears online in CSO Magazine, where he shares a personal take on current cyber and physical issues. 
 
John holds an MBA, an MS in Cybersecurity, and an MA in Business and Organizational Security.  He maintains a certification as a Counterintelligence Threat Analyst, and serves on the Governing Board of the McAfee Institute.


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