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PAS Announces General Michael Hayden as Keynote Speaker for 2018 PAS OptICS Conference

Forum to Highlight OT Cybersecurity and Safety Best Practices for Critical Infrastructure

October 04, 2017

HOUSTON, TX – PAS Global, LLC, the leading solution provider of ICS cybersecurity, process safety, and asset reliability in the energy, power, and process industries, announces General Michael Hayden, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), as the keynote speaker for the 2018 PAS OptICS™ Conference on April 9-11th in Houston, Texas. PAS OptICS is an Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity and process safety conference where leaders in critical infrastructure industries meet to explore today’s most pressing challenges and solutions to address them.
As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, General Hayden was on the front lines of global change, the war on terrorism, and the growing cyber challenge. In addition to leading the CIA and NSA, General Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country.
The theme of this year’s conference, “Where OT Security & Safety Intersect,” highlights real-world solutions that address the increasing risk landscape of critical infrastructure. The two-day event will include industry keynote speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, and technical tracks focused on best practices and case studies for ICS cybersecurity and operational risk management.
“PAS OptICS will provide a forum for our industry’s great minds to tackle the growing OT security threats and safety challenges that impact operational reliability and corporate profitability,” says Eddie Habibi, Founder and CEO at PAS. “Cybersecurity and safety of industrial facilities is a top priority for all of us in the industry – especially in the wake of recent breaches. We’re thrilled to have General Hayden join us in those discussions.”
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About PAS
PAS Global, LLC is a leading provider of software solutions for ICS cybersecurity, process safety, and asset reliability to the energy, process, and power industries worldwide. PAS solutions include industrial control system cybersecurity, automation asset management, IPL assurance, alarm management, high performance HMI™, boundary management, and control loop performance optimization. PAS solutions are installed in over 1,100 facilities worldwide in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit Connect with PAS on Twitter @PASGlobal or LinkedIn.
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