BSides Birmingham 2023

Brad Proctor

Brad has 20 years of experience in the IT and Cybersecurity industries with extensive IT operations experience. Recently, Brad served as the project manager for an effort to set up a SOC and NOC for maritime vessels as part of the MAD Maritime team. Before MAD, Brad worked as an IT Manager for a defense contractor responsible for implementing compliance requirements, including CMMC. Brad spent 10 years in the MSP industry, where his vast IT operations experience was used to perform the technical implementation of cybersecurity requirements for a multitude of different operating environments. Brad brings all this experience to help defense contractors navigate the complex regulations and ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. He is a CISSP and Registered Practitioner with the Cyber AB, and holds numerous CompTIA, Microsoft, and Apple certifications.


Secure for Sea: Designing and Deploying Security Operations and Network Operations in a Mobile, Limited Bandwidth Maritime Environment
Brad Proctor, Danny Joslin, Peter Dreyer

The speakers will discuss the challenges and solutions of deploying monitoring, detection, response, containment, and notification for commercial and government ships, including recent deployments that achieved governmental Authority to Operate (ATO). We will cover the handling of OT systems, including policies and procedures for governmental ATO.

Ballroom D