Bob Timpany

Bob Timpany

Company: US Department of Homeland Security

Job Title: Chief, Idaho Operations, NCCIC-ICS-CERT

Robert Timpany is the Idaho Chief of Operations for the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an operational division of the department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C).

Mr. Timpany has over 20 years of Cybersecurity experience and brings a strong industrial control system experience to DHS. Before coming to the ICS-CERT, Mr. Timpany, was the ICS Cybersecurity Subject Matter expert for the control systems at Idaho National Laboratory. Prior to that work at the laboratory, Mr. Timpany held a wide variety of roles in department management, program management, and individual contributor to a wide variety of control systems and wireless testing.

He retired from the US Army after twenty years of service with assignments in the Infantry, Special Forces, and Cyber. In his Army Cyber assignments, Mr. Timpany conducted Blue Team and Red Team assessments of Army networks as large as 65,000 network nodes. In addition, he was responsible for maintaining operational status of all the cyber systems in the Army’s Operation Center during wartime operations in a 24x7x365 environment.

Mr. Timpany is a Certified Information Systems Security Management Professional, a Certified Information Systems Security Architecture Professional and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Bob Timpany Seminars

  • Computer Society Meet Up Wed 18th Oct 16:00 - 18:00

    Computer Society Meet Up

    Join the Computer Society after the Wednesday programme at Cyber Security Chicago for presentations and networking in the Cloud Mobile & IAM Theater presentation theater.

    Presented by IEEE



    - Dmitri Vellikok, Senior Principal Consultant , F-Secure North America

    - Bob Timpany, Chief, Idaho Operations, NCCIC-ICS-CERT at US Department of Homeland Security


    Dmitri Vellikok

    This presentation looks into the concept of layered security and the challenges an IT environment transforming from on-prem to cloud paradigm faces in maintaining it. Secondly, we’ll look at the disappearance of clear barriers between a secured company network and external unsecure internet. Collaboration between companies, partners and ecosystems and the value of information moving freely but safely between the different actors has become a critical success factor. Partner portals, customer communities, cloud platforms and crowdsourcing have brought unquestionable benefits but have also expanded the attack surface. From the problem setting we’ll move onto how F-Secure approaches the security and keeps the organizations protected. Finally we’ll look into a case study: How to protect a partner portal running on a Salesforce Community Cloud with F-Secure Cloud Protection for Salesforce solution. The case study has all the elements of complexity identified above: A cloud based solution providing access to registered partners, crowdsourced contributors and company employees paired with the need to keep all of them secure and protected. The learnings are applicable to a number of business processes from helpdesk agents to CRM and from claim/application processes to vendor/supplier network management.

    Bob Timpany

    ICS-CERT works to reduce industrial control system risks within and across all critical infrastructure and key resource sectors by coordinating efforts among federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as industrial control systems owners, operators and vendors. In collaboration with the other NCCIC components the ICS-CERT responds to and analyzes control systems related incidents, conducts vulnerability and malware analysis, and shares and coordinates vulnerability information and threat analysis through products and alerts.


    Bob Timpany

    Bob Timpany

    Time / Place

    Wed 18th Oct 16:00 to 18:00

    Future Cyber Tech, Application Security & DevOps Theatre