October 2-3, 2019 | Houston Marriott Westchase | Houston, TX

FBI Case Study

Current State of the Cyber Threat to Oil and Gas Production

Critical Infrastructure has often been a priority target by nation states but as cyber criminals continue to increase their threat surface, oil and gas targets have continued to be targeted for ransomware and other criminal attacks.  Where will these attacks go in 2020 and beyond and what defenses can we leverage against them.  Find out in this case study!

Presented By: James M.T. Morrison, Computer Scientist, Houston Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

James Morrison is a Computer Scientist with the Federal Bureau of Investigation assigned to the Houston Division. He serves as a local technical expert to the Special Agents and Task Force Officers assigned to the Houston Area Cyber Crimes Task Force. He assists in computer intrusion investigations and reverse engineers software to determine source and purpose of the malignant code. He has worked in the IT field for more than 30 years, including 21 years with the FBI.

Prior to working with the FBI, Morrison was an engineer with Lockheed Martin at Kirtland AFB, NM and a UNIX/database administrator with the US Air Force at Falcon AFB (now Shriver AFB), CO and Clark AB, Republic of the Philippines. Morrison holds a BS in Computer Engineering degree from Colorado Tech University, a MA in US History from the University of New Mexico, and a MBA from the University of Phoenix as well as other professional certifications.


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