Tenable’s Marty Edwards Appointed Co-Chair of the Control Systems Interagency Working Group
Tenable, Inc. the Cyber Exposure company, announced Marty Edwards, Vice President of Operational Technology (OT) Security, has been appointed industry Co-Chair of the Control Systems Interagency Working Group (CSIWG) to promote and advance OT security across the public and private sectors.
“The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is excited to announce Marty Edwards as industry co-chair for the CSIWG,” said Bryan Ware, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, CISA. “Along with our government co-chair, Rick Driggers, Deputy Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, CISA, Marty will be critical in advancing this forum’s efforts for coherent, coordinated and enhanced collaboration and information sharing across the Federal Government, industry and academia. In addition, Marty and Rick will play key roles in developing the strategy, decisions and actions of the CSWIG and communicating them to the interagency bodies and industry stakeholders.”
As the longest-serving director of ICS-CERT, Edwards brings over 30 years of experience to the working group which is tasked with integrating and aligning federal resources to establish a whole-of-community framework for addressing OT risks. The appointment comes on the heels of a joint advisory from CISA and the NSA which warned of ongoing malicious activity targeting critical infrastructure through internet-accessible OT assets.
“As the worlds of IT and OT continue to converge, coordination across all branches of the government and private sector has never been more important to secure these mission- and safety-critical systems,” said Edwards. “I’m thrilled to be appointed co-chair and look forward to working with government and industry partners to promote and advance OT security.”