Jacob Brodsky

Jacob Brodsky – BSc, PE
Chief Engineer

As one of the members of Infracritical, Jacob Brodsky has provided invaluable insight into the SCADA and industrial control systems realm. Additionally, Jake has been one of the co-founders and active participants in the SCADASEC mailing list, incepted February 2008. Jake and members of the SCADA and SCADA security communities, are working towards a fundamental understanding of ‘SCADA security’, developing communities of trust, and working towards ensuring that SCADA security principles and practices remain focused and ‘on track’.

Jake’s background has over 23 years of experience working on just about every aspect of SCADA and industrial control systems, including assembly language firmware coding, ladder logic programming, systems programming for many platforms and languages, and has a significant telecommunications background including FDM and Digital Microwave radio engineering, component level repair of radio equipment, radio path engineering, WAN and LAN design.

He has written SCADA protocol drivers, and re-engineered process instrumentation and control problems. As a register, as well as a graduate from The Johns Hopkins University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Jake’s education has given him clear insight and fundamental and vast knowledge on the development and implementation of industrial control systems in the field.

Mr. Brodsky is a voting member of the DNP3 Technical Committee, a contributing member of ISA-99, and a member of the American Water-Works Association. In his spare time he enjoys brewing beer, piloting airplanes, tinkering with ham radio, and (most importantly) reading to his three children.

Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems SecurityJakes’s first book, co-authored/edited with Bob Radvanovsky “Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security – First Edition” (published by Taylor & Francis Publishing, released in February 2013), identifies the availability and security of many services we rely upon—including water treatment, electricity, healthcare, transportation, and financial transactions—are routinely put at risk by cyber threats. The Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security is a fundamental outline of security concepts, methodologies, and relevant information pertaining to the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and technology that quietly operate in the background of critical utility and industrial facilities worldwide. Divided into five sections, the book examines topics comprising functions within and throughout industrial control systems (ICS) environments.

URL: Amazon (1st Edition) | ISBN 1-4665-0226-6


Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland


Professional Engineer in Control Systems
State of Maryland