Michael Lester

Michael Lester

Director - Cybersecurity Strategy, Governance and Architecture

With more than 18 years of experience, Michael is a broad-spectrum and innovative technologist with expertise spanning organizational leadership, strategy, change management, risk management, information security, IT operations, project management, systems design and integration and support services in heterogeneous mission-critical environments.

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Maintaining Cybersecurity Strength

Maintaining Cybersecurity Strength

In a Plant Magazine article, ‘Cyber-securing’ your plant, Emerson’s Michael Lester joins other cybersecurity experts to share his thoughts on building and maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture

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Foundational Principles in Cybersecurity

Foundational Principles in Cybersecurity

While no manufacturing organization can guarantee it will never be affected by one, there are foundational actions business and cybersecurity leaders can take to remove silos, operate holistically and implement best practices to reduce risk from these types of threats.

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Sharing Cybersecurity Expertise

Sharing Cybersecurity Expertise

As the calendar shifts to November, I didn’t want to let the October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month go by without recapping some of the activities from the Emerson team.

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ICS Cybersecurity in Digital Transformation Initiatives

ICS Cybersecurity in Digital Transformation Initiatives

Emerson Automation Solutions CTO Peter Zornio & Director of Cybersecurity Michael Lester were joined by Dragos CEO Robert M. Lee to discuss cybersecurity in digital transformation initiatives. In the webinar, Enable a Secure Digital Transformation with your ICS, Robert, Peter and Michael discussed ways to deal with the challenges of an increased attack surface from increase connections and flows of data to a wider group of people.

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Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation

Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation

On September 14, 1pm EDT webinar, Enable a Secure Digital Transformation with your ICS, Emerson Automation Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer Peter Zornio and Director of Cybersecurity Strategy, Governance & Architecture Michael Lester team up with Dragos CEO Robert M. Lee for a conversation on how to deal with these new challenges and implement a secure digital transformation.

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IIoT Sensors, Analytics and Remote Experts for Control Valves

IIoT Sensors, Analytics and Remote Experts for Control Valves

In a Process Industry Informer article, Transform Operations with IIoT-enabled Control Valves, Emerson’s Clint Schneider and Michael Lester describe how actionable insights can by continuously monitoring the health of the vast array of control valves found in most process manufacturing and production operations.

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