The 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 1-4, 2018, Chicago, USA

LCN Keynote Presentations

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Insecure Industry 4.0 – Understanding and Managing the Enterprise Risk of Smart Everything

Eduardo E. Cabrera

Chief Cybersecurity Officer
Trend Micro, Inc.
Irving, Texas


This talk will examine the attack surface of smart buildings, factories and cities with a closer look at industrial robots and explore whether the current ecosystem is secure enough to withstand a cyberattack. It will consider five attack scenarios that are possible when the weaknesses in smart factories and robot architectures/implementations are exploited and discuss what can be done to improve security strategies for the ecosystem.


Eduardo E. Cabrera is a trusted advisor and a proven cybersecurity leader. He is responsible for analyzing emerging cybersecurity threats to develop innovative and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran of the United States Secret Service with experience leading information security, cyber investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure and its leaders.

Recently, he served as the Secret Service CISO where he was responsible for establishing and maintaining a global information security and data privacy program to protect Secret Service data information assets and systems. He led a team of Information System Security Officers and Compliance Specialists to develop and deploy continuous risk assessment and mitigation programs and policies critical to protecting the Secret Service enterprise.

Mr. Cabrera started his career in the Secret Service in Miami, Florida where he worked on and led major cyber crime investigations against criminal groups that targeted financial and retail sectors. He moved on to Washington D.C. to proudly serve on the Presidential Protective Division for President George W. Bush and then transitioned to the Secret Service Criminal Investigative Division. There he led cyber forensic operations in support of Secret Service large-scale data breach investigations and served as the Secret Service Advisor to the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). At the NCCIC, he was responsible for identifying, analyzing, and sharing malicious data breach indicators derived from active Secret Service investigations and worked closely with Department of Treasury, the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC), and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) to create public/private threat intelligence sharing strategies and programs to combat data breaches targeting the financial sector.

He is a guest lecturer at New York University Polytechnic Institute, Computer Science and Engineering Department and was a contributing subject matter expert on law enforcement; cyber security strategy and policy; and computer forensics and network intrusion incident response for the 2014 Risk and Responsibility in a Hyperconnected World; 2012 Homeland Security Advisory Council Task Force on Cyber Skills Report; and 2012 Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity Involving Fraud in the U.S. Financial Services Sector. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Security and Privacy Considerations for Legacy and Future IoT Systems

Dr. Klara Nahrstedt

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


For several years now, IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and their corresponding cyber-infrastructure systems have been in place in various application domains including scientific instrumentation, power grid, health-care and others, becoming legacy IoT systems to care for by many IoT cyber-infrastructure providers. Furthermore, with the development of new sensing IoT devices, new IoT services and systems are emerging, waiting to be deployed.

In this talk, we examine security challenges that are coming up with the legacy IoT systems, and discuss possible solutions via edge computing to enable older IoT devices serve longer in various IoT application domains. We present a concrete example, the BRACELET edge-cloud solution, to illustrate the protection of aging IoT devices in scientific instrumentation domain. We also elaborate on security and privacy threats in future IoT systems, give examples, and discuss the “good and bad” with new sensors/IoT devices in health-care domain.


Klara Nahrstedt is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor in the Computer Science Department, and Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are directed toward tele-immersive systems, end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) and resource management in large scale distributed systems and networks, and real-time security and privacy in cyber-physical systems such as power grid. She is the co-author of multimedia books Multimedia: Computing, Communications and Applications published by Prentice Hall, and Multimedia Systems published by Springer Verlag. She is the recipient of the IEEE Communication Society Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, University Scholar, Humboldt Award, IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award, and the former chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Multimedia. She was the general co-chair and TPC co-chair of many international conferences including ACM Multimedia, IEEE Percom, IEEE IOTDI and others. Klara Nahrstedt received her Diploma in Mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in numerical analysis in 1985. In 1995 she received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Computer and Information Science. She is ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and Member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina Society).