Globecomm Senior Scientist to Share Risk Assessment Strategies for Industrial Control Systems at Annual Energy and Telecom Association Conference

Hauppauge, N.Y. and Houston

Globecomm announced today that Alexander Benitez, Senior Scientist for Globecomm subsidiary Comsource, will address the Spring Conference of the Energy, Telecommunications & Electrical Association (ENTELEC) in Houston Texas, May 20-22. His topic will be “Vulnerability Assessment of an Industrial Control System: A Case Study in Minimizing Risk,” and is based on the company’s successful risk-mitigation work for the largest industrial companies in the United States.

Mr. Benitez has over 25 years of experience in the engineering and analysis of voice and data networks for companies including IBM, MITRE and TASC. His network design experience is bolstered by more than 15 years of experience in the vulnerability assessment of world market switches and other embedded systems. He has led teams in designing, integrating, testing and deploying advanced networks incorporating terrestrial and VSAT links, employing bulk encryption, VPNs, protocol/application acceleration, VoIP, video, firewalls, NIDs, and related network elements.

His presentation on Wednesday, May 21st at 2 pm will cover passive network mapping, research and analysis of configuration data, prototyping and validation of procedures in a laboratory test-bed before accessing the real network, and how to minimize service disruptions.

The ENTELEC Association is a user association focusing on communications and control technologies used by petroleum, natural gas, pipeline and electric utility companies. ENTELEC’s primary goal is to provide education for its members. To achieve this goal ENTELEC provides an educational platform for these industries, technical presentations and case studies, equipment, exhibits and networking opportunities during the annual ENTELEC Conference & Expo. National and International attendees who design, engineer and specify systems and services for the energy industries attend the annual ENTELEC Conference & Expo.

Globecomm will be exhibiting at Booth #826 at the annual ENTELEC Conference & Expo.

About Globecomm

Globecomm Systems Inc. is a leading global communications solutions provider. Employing its expertise in emerging communication technologies, including satellite and other transport mediums, Globecomm is able to offer a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for our customers. Globecomm believes that its integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise combined with a world-class global network and its 24 by 7 network operating centers provides it a unique competitive advantage. Globecomm focuses this value proposition in selective vertical markets, including government, wireless, media, enterprise and maritime.

As a communications solutions provider Globecomm leverages its global network to provide customers managed access services to the United States Internet backbone, video content, the public switched telephone network or their corporate headquarters or government offices. Globecomm currently has customers for which it is providing these solutions in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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