Marty Edwards is the director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Control Systems Security Program (CSSP). CSSP is part of DHS’s National Cyber Security Division. CSSP works to reduce industrial control system risks within and across all critical infrastructure and key resource sectors by coordinating efforts among federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as industrial control systems owners, operators and vendors. The Control Systems Security Program also operates the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). The ICS-CERT responds to and analyzes control systems related incidents, conducts vulnerability and malware analysis, and shares and coordinates vulnerability information and threat analysis through products and alerts.
Mr. Edwards has over 20 years of experience and brings a strong industrial control system industry focus to DHS. Before coming to CSSP, Mr. Edwards was a program manager focused on control systems security work at Idaho National Laboratory. Prior to his work at the laboratory, Mr. Edwards held a wide variety of roles in the instrumentation and automation fields, including field service, instrument engineering, control systems engineering and project management.
Mr. Edwards has also held various positions in non profit organizations, including Chairman of the Board for one of the automation communities’ largest user group conferences. Mr. Edwards holds a diploma of technology in Process Control and Industrial Automation (Magna cum Laude) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.