Steering Members


Chris Blask has been involved in the industrial control system and information security industries for more than twenty-five years.

Mr. Blask’s career spans the breadth of the cybersecurity spectrum. He invented one of the first commercial firewall products, built a multi-billion dollar firewall business at Cisco System, co-founded an early SIEM vendor and authored the first book on SIEM. Today he is Director of Webster University’s Cyberspace Research Institute where he oversees the operation of the Knowledge Sharing Directorate. He is also a Senior Partner at Fearless Security.


Mr. Roxey has 32years of experience in the utility industry serving in organizations such as Operations, Information Technology, Licensing, Security, among others. Mr. Roxey also has over 35 years of computer related experience working on many different OS’s and in many different languages.

In his prior work Mr. Roxey was involved in a variety of both physical and cyber security related issues across the entire nuclear sector of the United States. Mr. Roxey also served, by invitation, on two Presidential Commissions helping to prepare guidance for the next administration.


Marty Edwards is a globally recognized industrial automation and control systems (IACS) cybersecurity expert who collaborates with industry, government, and academia to raise awareness of the growing risks of industrial cybersecurity incidents and the need to take steps to mitigate them. As Director of Strategic Initiatives at the International Society of Automation (ISA), Edwards works with government and industry leaders throughout the world to broaden understanding and implementation of the ISA/IEC 62443 cybersecurity standards. These internationally recognized standards are key components of The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (updated April 2018), a how-to guide developed through the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help strengthen the cyber defenses of critical infrastructure. Prior to joining ISA in mid-2017, Edwards—a 25-year industry veteran—was the longest-serving Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).


Eric D. Knapp (@ericdknapp) is an Engineering Fellow at Honeywell Process Solutions, and currently acts as the Chief Engineer and Global Director of Solutions and Technology for Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security. Eric is a recognized expert in industrial control systems cyber security. He is the author of “Industrial Network Security: Securing Critical Infrastructure Networks for Smart Grid, SCADA, and Other Industrial Control Systems,” and the co-author of “Applied Cyber Security for Smart Grids.” Eric has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, specializing in industrial automation technologies, security information analytics and risk management in both enterprise and industrial networks. He has held technology leadership positions at NitroSecurity, Intel Security/McAfee, and Wurldtech, and is active on numerous industry boards and committees. Eric’s research and development efforts in the areas of industrial cyber security include several patents pending for new cyber security innovations; the result of his never-ending quest to improve the field of industrial cyber security.


Phil Litherland, an experienced senior level engineering & technology professional with a proven track record of safety & security risk management in both the IT & Industrial Control Systems/Operational Technology (ICS/OT) domains.

He has demonstrable capabilities in senior stakeholder management, leading organisational & cultural change, developing leading-managing multidisciplinary teams across geographical boundaries and also has broad commercial & technical experience on large projects.


Rob is Context Information Security’s joint lead for consultancy support to Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) organisations and Operators of Essential Services (OES). His current focus is mainly on the transport sector.  Rob has extensive experience advising clients on cyber security risks, cyber resilience strategy, capability development, regulatory compliance, cyber incident preparedness, and in conducting programme and cyber risk assurance of Information Technology and Operational Technology (Industrial Control Systems and Safety Instrumented Systems).  Rob was formerly the UK’s Head of Nuclear Cyber Security Regulation at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).  Previously, at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), he was responsible for the cyber security strategy, policy and assurance of civil nuclear sites including Sellafield, Dounreay, Magnox, a nuclear shipping company (INS/PNTL), and Direct Rail Services Ltd (DRS).  Prior to that, Rob worked for some 20 years in military telecommunications, defence intelligence and security roles. Rob is a member of Council (the board) of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), the professional engineering body for position, navigation and timing.


Mike St John-Green is an independent information security expert. His long career in the UK government and subsequent experience as a consultant subject matter expert to a wide range of clients in the UK, Europe and Africa provides Mike with good understanding of practical solutions to current information security issues. Mike is the author of a new text book on cyber-resilience, regular conference speaker and chairman. He has recently been writing about the difficult issue of how safety and security risk assessments might be combined, particularly in the ICS environment. Mike is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and an honorary fellow of the University of Warwick.

Team Leader CyberSecurity OT, DB Netz AG

Christian Schlehuber studied informatics and IT-Security at the TU Darmstadt with a specialization in critical infrastructures. After receiving his master degree he started to research at the Security Engineering Group of TU Darmstadt on the topic Critical Infrastructure Protection in 2013. In 2015 he got the opportunity to apply his researches in the interlocking technologies of DB Netz AG and switched to DB Netz AG. He currently is responsible for the ITSecurity of the operational technologies of DB Netz AG. Besides this he is active in the European research projects Shift2Rail and CIPSEC, which aim at improving the IT-Security of Critical Infrastructures. He is also member of the CENELEC SG 24 and currently working on a European standard on IT-Security for Railways.


Patrick Miller provides services as an independent security and regulatory advisor for the Critical Infrastructure sectors as Managing Partner of the Archer International.

Mr. Miller is also the Founder, Director, President Emeritus of Energy Sector Security Consortium, Inc. (EnergySec), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since 2001, EnergySec has supported security and operations professionals within the Energy industry. In late 2010 Patrick accepted the position as the inaugural President and CEO of EnergySec and Principal Investigator for the National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization (NESCO). Patrick is currently on the EnergySec Board of Directors, the Executive Committee of the NESCO Advisory Board and is the EnergySec liaison to the North American Energy CISO Forum. Additionally, he is the US. Coordinator for the Industrial Cybersecurity Center (CCI) based in Madrid, Spain. CCI’s mission is to boost and improve the Industrial Cybersecurity in Spain and Ibero-America.