Dr. Hollis is the CEO/President HollisGroup LLC Cyber/IT/Business Management Consulting. A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). A writer and an exceptionally experienced Cyber/Information Technology/Blockchain/ leader, with authentic global leadership and vision. Dr. Hollis is also a Full-time Professor for the University of The Cumberlands (UC) and Adjunct University Maryland University College (UMUC) teaching Cybersecurity and Information Technology courses. IT & Cybersecurity: Strategist, Thought Leader, and C-Suite Consultant. He was awarded the following degrees: Ph.D. in Organization and Management: specialization, Information Technology Management from Capella University; Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Bachelor’s in Criminology from Saint Leo University. He also has the following certifications: Harvard Cyber-security/Risk-Management Certification; Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Data Privacy Security Engineer (CDPSE).
The attack on the Colonial Pipeline was one of the most major hacks in the history of critical infrastructure. But, this was not a hack on Colonial Pipeline's IT, but their Operational Technology. The pipeline, which normally carries 2.5m barrels a day, is digital in terms of its operations. This panel will discuss how this attack may have taken place, the vulnerability of OT on a network, and whether there is too much OT online for hackers to manipulate?