Joe Weiss is an industry expert on control systems and electronic security of control systems, with more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Weiss spent more than 14 years at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), where he was the technical leader for a variety of programs including the Nuclear Plant Instrumentation and Diagnostics Program, the Fossil Plant Instrumentation & Controls Program, the Y2K Embedded Systems Program, and the Enterprise Infrastructure Security Program. He was an invited speaker at the NIST/NSA Information Security Summit and provided testimony before three House subcommittees and one Senate Committee. Mr. Weiss was tasked to write the White Paper on Industrial Control Systems Security for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Blue Ribbon Panel preparing cyber security recommendations for the Obama administration. Mr. Weiss has received numerous industry awards and is an ISA Fellow and a member of the ISA Engineering, Science, and Technology Policy Committee.
Joe has testified multiple times to the US Congress on control systems cyber-security, has informed policy development at the White House's request, has authored over 100 articles on the subject and performed numerous control system cyber security vulnerability assessments. Joe is also active in many standards groups (notably ISA 99 where he is the Managing Director) and organizes an annual summit where ICS users, vendors and government representatives huddle to discuss implications, causes and solutions to cyber-incident risks.