Session 6

Session 6:

September 13: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Topic: Securing Your Data


Greg Hale, ISSSource

Greg Hale is the editor and founder of Industrial Safety and Security Source (, a news and information web site covering safety and security issues in the manufacturing automation sector. Hale has over 30 years in the publishing industry, covering manufacturing automation for 10 years as the Chief Editor of InTech magazine. Prior to starting at InTech in 1999, Hale was the Editor in Chief at Post-Newsweek’s Reseller Management magazine and Managing Editor at leading computer industry publication, Computer Reseller News. In his daily newspaper days, he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by the Times Herald-Record for his work in the Tawana Brawley case. In addition, he is the co-author of the book, “Automation Made Easy” “Everything You Wanted to Know About Automation – and Need to Ask”.

Click here to view Hale’s presentation: Security Costs and the Bottom Line




Peter Esparrago, MAVERICK 

Peter Esparrago has leadership responsibilities for MAVERICK’s corporate business development and strategic initiatives such as sustaining services, cosourcing and industrial security. He has more than 25 years of global technology, systems integration and information security experience. Peter was president of two global information security services firms, Cigital and Mycroft. He was also CEO of IntraISP, a global BSS / OSS software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, which he grew and sold twice. He was president of River City Internet Group, a holding company for various technology businesses (data centers, network management, ISP, WISP, SaaS, cloud storage). He was COO of Ariel Research, a global leader in environmental, health and safety data and outsourcing. Peter spent more than 16 years at Accenture, where he was a partner, was responsible for the global chemicals SAP practice and focused on outsourcing. 

Click here to view Esparrago’s presentation: Securing Your Data – Plant Cyber Data Security