Regarded as a thought leader and expert in the cyber security community for twenty-seven (27) years, Mr. Brager has deep expertise evaluating, securing, and defending critical infrastructure and manufacturing assets (ICS, IoT, and IIoT). As a speaker, author, and researcher, Paul seeks to move the conversation forward surrounding industrial control systems (ICS), Industrial Internet of Things, supply chain and automation cyber and ways to mitigate the attack surface in heterogenous environments. He has provided commentary on several security related podcasts, publications, and webinars that provided guidance and insight into strategies for critical infrastructure protection, IT/OT convergence, and IIoT (industrial internet of things).
In his current role as Director, Global OT Security Programs at Baker Hughes, he is accountable for security posture, architecture and design of Baker Hughes’ global manufacturing ecosystem, as well as development and maturation of the OT security program in a manner that adopts a risk based approach to increasing availability, while reducing the overall attack surface of those environments.
Mr. Brager holds a BS in Political Science from Texas A&M University, a MS in Administration of Justice and Security from University of Phoenix and is an Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society) and Sigma Alpha Pi leadership inductee. Paul has a passion for mentoring and guiding persons of color and advocating for women aspiring to contribute to the advancement of the industry and promoting diversity within the cyber community.