Tools for Assessment of Cybersecurity of Facility-Related Controls Systems

Introductory level (101)
  • August 20, 2018 | 10:15 a.m. EDT | Cleveland, OH
2 hours

Facility-related control systems (FRCS) help assure building comfort, safety, and efficiency but are vulnerable to a cyber attack, which could impact the performance of these systems and be used as a vector into other government information technology systems. Recent legislation and executive orders require assessments of these systems and plans to improve their defenses.

This Energy Exchange pre-conference workshop will provide an overview of control systems, identify potential cyber risks, review assessment processes, and introduce new tools to help ensure that these systems provide high performance and are cyber secure. In addition, it will also establish a baseline definition of systems and risks, then demonstrate the process needed to develop an assessment and a plan to protect key FRCS.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will:

  • Be able to develop a baseline definition of facility control systems architecture, technologies, and terminology
  • Gain an understanding of the types and risks of cyber attacks
  • Understand the processes available to assess a system for cyber risk
  • Learn how to utilize tools to assess their FRCS security
  • Gain an understanding of how to plan and implement improvements to control systems for cyber resilience.


  • Michael Mylrea, Senior Advisor and Manager for Cybersecurity, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read Bio.

    Michael Mylrea is a senior advisor and manager for cybersecurity at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with more than 15 years’ experience working on cybersecurity, technology, and national security issues. This experience includes senior positions in industry and government, including, but not limited to: U.S. Department of Energy, Cyber Innovation Development (Chief Security Officer), Deloitte, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, Lakeside Oil, MIT Lincoln Lab, Harvard Berkman Center and Good Harbor Consulting. At PNNL, Michael leads several cybersecurity research and development projects focused on securing control systems in facilities and critical infrastructures from emerging cyber threats. Michael is member of Washington State’s IoT Council and blockchain cybersecurity advisor to Rocky Mountain Institute. Michael completed his doctorate on cybersecurity resilience at George Washington University on an NSF Executive CyberCorps Fellowship. Close Bio

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