Defending Industrial Control Systems with Lesley Carhart

Hacker Valley Blue

Mar 11 2022 • 51 mins

Welcome to episode 1 of season 3 for Hacker Valley Blue! In this season, host Davin Jackson will be gathering the BEST blue team defenders in the field to share their expert advice, tips and strategies to up your defensive game in cybersecurity.

In this episode Davin is joined by Lesley Carhart, an ICS Incident Response and hacker extraordinaire. The two take a deep dive into Lesley’s cyber background, address blue teaming common misconceptions, and where her “hacks for pancakes” tagline comes from.

Guest Bio:

Lesley Carhart is a Principal Incident Responder at the industrial cyber security company Dragos, Inc. She has spent the last 14 years of her 20+ year IT career specializing in information security, with a heavy focus on incident response to nation-state adversary attacks. Prior to Dragos, she was the incident response team lead at Motorola Solutions, performing digital forensics and incident handling services for both enterprise and public safety customers. Her focus at Dragos is developing forensics and incident response tools and processes for uncharted areas of industrial systems. She is also a curriculum developer and instructor for the Dragos “Assessing, Hunting and Monitoring Industrial Control System Networks” course.

Lesley was named a “Top Woman in Cybersecurity” by Cyberscoop news, was voted DEF CON Hacker of the Year in 2020, and received the Guidance Enfuse conference “Women in Technology” award. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Network Technologies from DePaul University, A.A.S. in Avionics Systems and Electronics Systems, GIAC GCIH, GREM, GCFA, and GCFE certifications, and currently serves as a Cyber Systems NCO in the US Air Force Reserves.


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