Louis Giokas

Louis Giokas started out in the aerospace business holding positions in development and management.  At General Electric Aerospace (now part of Lockheed Martin) he held positions of software engineer, systems engineer and staff engineer. While there he worked on spacecraft and military systems. Prior to that he worked for companies such as Sperry UNIVAC and Link Simulation Systems, also working or spacecraft and military systems. Over the past two decades he has worked in the database management software area for Oracle and IBM and various start-ups. Over the past several years he has worked on development projects and has consulted in a number of different areas, including embedded systems.  He is currently the CTO of a start-up, Iron Layer Security, which specializes in advanced encryption technologies and applications. He is a long standing member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  He has a degree in Computer Science from Villanova University and is pursuing a MS in Applied Statistics from DePaul University.

May 24 – Day 5 – Distributed Operations and External Connections

Many operations in modern industrial enterprises have multiple facilities, including warehousing and distribution sites. These will have many devices internally and will need to work together. This can be done by direct connection, or by integration with centralized computing resources, often...
May 24, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

May 23 – Day 4 – Architectures for Individual Plants

The traditional and main use for the IIoT was to connect devices within a single industrial plant or facility. As many of the facilities contain interconnected devices in large physical areas, it is important to plan the layout and architecture of the communications. These architectures must be...
May 23, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

May 22 – Day 3 – Wireless Options

As wireless technology has improved, the ability to use it in an industrial setting has presented itself. In addition, wireless technologies can be easier to install and maintain. We will look at the technologies in use and how they are adapted in industrial situations.
May 22, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

May 21 – Day 2 – Wired Options

Interconnection between industrial components has long been accomplished using various wired technology solutions. Many of these are still in use and valuable today. In this lecture we will give an overview of those options, including their capabilities and applicability.
May 21, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

May 20 – Day 1 – IIoT Landscape

In this lecture we shall introduce the IIoT and how it is used. An understanding of the basic components in play will be given with an eye toward understanding how they may need to communicate and what those requirements might be.
May 20, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT

September 21 – Day 5 – Solutions and Future Directions

Standards can be used to help mitigate safety and security concerns. Many are developed precisely for this purpose. In this talk, we look at the types of standards involved and discuss their impact on the IIoT in terms of the protocol stack, system architecture, and implementations. Finally, we...
September 21, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

September 20 – Day 4 – Data Theft and Attacks

At the heart of any enterprise today is data. IIoT systems produce very valuable data. As is well known, attacks on infrastructure are on the increase and pose a number of problems. In this class, we will look at the problems associated with theft of that data as well as attacks that might disrupt...
September 20, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

September 19 – Day 3 – Security Concerns

In this lecture, we will consider security in the industrial setting. Because these are basically control systems, we will approach security from the point of view of those systems. This can include physical security as well as communications and other electronic devices.
September 19, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

September 18 – Day 2 – Safety Considerations

Security goes with safety in the IIoT. If the systems are not secure, then safety cannot be ensured. Security is not a sufficient condition for safety, but a necessary one. In this lecture, we will look at a number of safety considerations and their impact in security concerns.
September 18, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

September 17 – Day 1 - IIoT Landscape

In this class, we will detail the environment under consideration. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT) with very specific requirements. In this environment, safety is a big concern. In addition, there are generally a number of communications types...
September 17, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT


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