Speaker Presentation: Robert Timpany

Bob Timpany
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team
Chief of Operations


Robert Timpany is the Idaho Chief of Operations for the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an operational division of the department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C).

ICS-CERT works to reduce industrial control system risks within and across all critical infrastructure and key resource sectors by coordinating efforts among federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as industrial control systems owners, operators and vendors. In collaboration with the other NCCIC components the ICS-CERT responds to and analyzes control systems related incidents, conducts vulnerability and malware analysis, and shares and coordinates vulnerability information and threat analysis through products and alerts.

Mr. Timpany has over 20 years of Cybersecurity experience and brings a strong industrial control system experience to DHS. Before coming to the ICS-CERT, Mr. Timpany, was the ICS Cybersecurity Subject Matter expert for the control systems at Idaho National Laboratory. Prior to that work at the laboratory, Mr. Timpany held a wide variety of roles in department management, program management, and individual contributor to a wide variety of control systems and wireless testing.

He retired from the US Army after twenty years of service with assignments in the Infantry, Special Forces, and Cyber. In his Army Cyber assignments, Mr. Timpany conducted Blue Team and Red Team assessments of Army networks as large as 65,000 network nodes. In addition, he was responsible for maintaining operational status of all the cyber systems in the Army’s Operation Center during wartime operations in a 24x7x365 environment.

Mr. Timpany is a Certified Information Systems Security Management Professional, a Certified Information Systems Security Architecture Professional and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

“Protecting the Grid”


TIME:  8:45 AM – 9:30 AM


This session will provide an overview of ICS-CERT (Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team) as a program, covering its mission, responsibilities, products, and services. In addition, the presentation will also discuss several cyber incidents within recent years, ICS-CERT’s response, and the latest vulnerabilities to industrial control systems.