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When: 03/16/2016
7:00 PM
Where: Far East Restaurant
5055 Nicholson Lane
Rockville, Maryland  20852
United States
Contact: Dr. Issa Khozeimeh

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On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

You and your colleagues are cordially invited to our

March 16, 2016 Dinner meeting

This dinner meeting promises to be another interesting and enlightening presentation. We are delighted and extremely fortunate to have Dr. Michael Chipley; PE, President of The PMC Group, LLC as our feature speaker. The topic of this presentation will be

Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Buildings – and Your Company”.

The nation’s buildings are increasingly relying on building control systems (otherwise known as operational technology) that are Internet-enabled. These systems provide critical services that allow a building to meet the functional and operational needs of building occupants, but they can also be easy targets for hackers and people with malicious intent. Attackers can exploit these systems to gain unauthorized access to facilities; cause physical destruction of building equipment; be used as an entry point to the traditional informational technology (IT) systems and data; and expose an organization to significant financial obligations to contain and eradicate malware or recover from a cyber-event. This session will provide an overview of control system basics and protocols, how to use the NIST information assurance risk management framework, describe the plans, tools and methods to inventory, diagram, identify, attack, exploit, contain and eradicate a cyber-event.

The session will include live demonstrations of Shodan to illustrate how easy and quickly an attacker can drill down into an organization’s control systems, most often with an unprotected direct internet connection and direct login to the operator’s console.

Key Takeaways:

  • Know the 5 essential plans every organization needs to cyber secure building control systems and corporate IT systems (SSP, POAM, ITCP, IRP, SAP)
  • Ensure building control systems are in a DMZ, segmented from the IT systems, and do not have a direct internet connection
  • Know which cyber tools to specify and use in contracting language and service level agreements (CSET, Shodan, Kali, Exploit DB)
  • Exercise the plans, do what you say or risk loss of insurance and exploit
  • Where to get building control systems cyber training, National Institute of Building Sciences Workshops[]



Meeting Location:                        

Far East Restaurant

5055 Nicholson Lane - Rockville, MD  20852



7:00 PM - General meeting and networking

7:30 PM - Family Style Dinner

8:00 PM - Presentation


Cost :          

$30/person. Cash or check upon arrival (members and guests)



One Professional Development Hour will be earned by participating in this presentation


RSVP :    

No later than March 9, 2016.

To: Dr. Issa Khozeimeh at

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Speaker’s Biographical Sketch

Dr. Chipley is a cybersecurity and engineering technical consultant working on Department of Defense projects and private sector clients supporting the federal government. He is a Contributor to the NIST SP 800-82 R2 Guide to Industrial Control Systems Security, the author of the Whole Building Design Guide Cybersecurity Resource page, creator of the National Institute of Building Sciences Cybersecuring Building Control System Workshops, and an organizer of the Federal Facilities Council Building Control Systems Cyber Resilience Workshops.

Michael Chipley PhD GICSP PMP


14812 Sun Meadow Ct

Suite 101

Centreville, VA 20120-1226

Cell: 571-232-3890

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