Tripwire Chief Technology Officer to Discuss Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Threats

Security leader to provide advice at Chertoff Group Security Series

PORTLAND, Ore. — February 27, 2015 Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced that Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer for Tripwire, will present at The Chertoff Group Security Series. The event takes place March 5, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, Texas.

The energy sector was plagued by a series of high-profile cyber espionage campaigns in 2014, including Energetic Bear, Regin and Dragonfly. Despite the growing cyber threat environment, a recent Tripwire study revealed that 88 percent of energy IT professionals are “not confident” in the secure configuration of industrial controllers.

These energy specific cyber threats have the potential to cause outages and illustrate the importance of maintaining robust cyber security programs. In this session, panelists will provide real-world insight and expertise on the protection of critical energy assets.

In addition to Melancon, other panel members will include Marc Blackmer, product marketing manager for industry solutions at Cisco; Ronald (J.R.) Brown, identity and access management design lead and senior process advisor at ExxonMobil; and Faizel Lakhani, chief operating officer at SS8. Jim Pflaging, principal at The Chertoff Group, will moderate the panel.

Session attendees will learn:

  • Lessons from real-world energy utility success stories. 
  • Effective risk management approaches for both information and operational technology.
  • Methods to build resiliency in the face of evolving cyberattacks.

What: “What's Next: Protecting our Critical Energy Infrastructure from Cyber Threats”

Who: Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer, Tripwire, Inc.

When: March 5, 11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m. CST

Where: The Four Seasons Hotel Houston

About Tripwire

Tripwire is a leading provider of security, compliance and IT operations solutions for enterprises, industrial organizations, service providers and government agencies. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business context; together these solutions integrate and automate security and IT operations. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management, log management, and reporting and analytics. Learn more at, get security news, trends and insights at or follow us on Twitter @TripwireInc.

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