Educating the Chemical Engineering Workforce on Cybersecurity Panel Discussion

Monday, April 23, 2018, 1:30pm-3:00pm EDT

This panel will describe how the need for chemical engineers and technicians to have a working knowledge of cybersecurity has grown in recent years, as plants use digital and wireless technologies to automate their processes. The reasons for this will be discussed. Government, academic, and industry resources available to educate the chemical engineering workforce will be described.

Session Chair

  • Dave Teumim, Teumim Technical, LLC

Featured Panelists

  • Hoda Mehrpouyan, Boise State
  • Danielle Santos, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

Session Schedule

Welcoming Remarks 1:30 PM - 1:32 PM
Moderator: Dave Teumim, Teumim Technical, LLC 1:32 PM - 1:42 PM
Panelist: Hoda Mehrpouyan, Boise State 1:42 PM - 1:52 PM
Panelist: Danielle Santos, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) 1:52 PM - 1:57 PM
Panel Discussion 1:57 PM - 2:57 PM
Concluding Remarks 2:57 PM - 3:00 PM

Hoda Mehrpouyan

Dr. Mehrpouyan received the Bachelor degree from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Burnaby. Canada in 2007, and Master degree from Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden, and Ph.D. degree from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. She has collaborated with NASA Ames Research Center and Carnegie Melon University on designing and developing techniques and supporting tools for the verification of complex engineered systems during design.Read more

Danielle Santos

Danielle Santos is the Program Manager for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)(link is external) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).Read more

Dave Teumim

Dave Teumim is an Independent Cybersecurity Consultant with his own consulting firm, Teumim Technical, LLC. Dave has an MS in Chemical Engineering, as well as a CISSP certification (Certified Information System Security Professional). Prior to consulting, Dave worked for AT&T, Union Carbide, and British Oxygen for 25 years doing chemical engineering, quality control and software project management.Read more