Nick currently serves as Department Chief Engineer within the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection Innovation Center (CIPIC) at The MITRE Corporation where he works to develop strategies for protection against emerging threats on critical infrastructure. Nick led the technical efforts for the first release of Caldera for OT. He holds degrees in computer science and aerospace engineering, and resides in Honolulu, HI.
In September, MITRE and CISA announced that MITRE Caldera™ for OT is now publicly available as an extension to the open-source Caldera platform, allowing security teams to run automated adversary emulation exercises that are specifically focused on threats to operational technology (OT).
Our nation’s critical infrastructure—including public transportation, commerce, clean water, and electricity—relies on operational technology, but that technology often has weak security spots. Caldera for OT empowers security teams with new tools to help ensure the safe and secure function of critical infrastructure, thus improving our nation’s resiliency posture.
Caldera for OT is now available on GitHub. As an open-source platform, Caldera for OT will continue expanding to new environments, protocols, and attacks. MITRE partnered with CISA through the HSSEDI (Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute) to develop the first set of modules and continues to work internally, with CISA, and other organizations to develop and release the next set of Caldera for OT open-source modules.
In this episode, Aaron and Nick Tsamis discuss:
"Misinformation is a real thing, and if we're not trusting the information that's being provided at real time, the actions that I'm taking from a cybersecurity perspective may potentially do more harm than good." — Nick Tsamis
Connect with Nick Tsamis:
Mitre Blog: https://medium.com/@mitrecaldera
Mitre Email: OT@mitre.org
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