Jordan Plotnek is a Montréal-based security engineer, research scientist, and professional artist whose work focuses on some of humanity’s most pressing issues.

He is involved in research and consulting on issues surrounding security resilience, cyber-kinetic conflict, and critical infrastructure, and produces analogous artwork that explores interrelated topics regarding human nature and existentialism.

Jordan’s underlying motivation is to advance humanity, for which he believes peace and security are vital prerequisites needed to provide a stable platform for free-thought, innovation, and social progress.

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Science

Jordan has an established expertise in the security of safety-critical cyber-physical systems, gained through numerous technical, consulting, research, and managerial roles across a wide variety of industries and technologies.

Aside from independent consulting, Jordan works as a Lead Cybersecurity Scientist at Thales’s Centre of Research & Technology in Artificial Intelligence eXpertise (cortAIx) in Montréal. He is also undergoing a PhD at La Trobe University in Melbourne, completing a thesis titled: ‘A Framework for Measuring Smart Grid Resilience to Cyber-Kinetic Terrorism’.

Jordan’s research interests are centered around security resilience, cyber-kinetic conflict, and the cybersecurity of AI and IoT dependent critical infrastructure.

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Art

Due to the nature of his scientific pursuits Jordan is often confronted by some of the darkest aspects of human nature; facing events such as extremist violence, warfare, extortion, and other forms of human aggression and exploitation.

Jordan counter-balances this challenging exposure with an artistic investigation into society where he explores the deeper questions surrounding the dualistic nature of humankind and what it means to be human.

His art began to take a central role in his life around 2014 and he has since built up a concurrent professional practice as an abstract expressionist painter and a solo multi-instrumentalist musician.

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Disclaimer

All opinions expressed on this website are my own and do not represent the views of any organisation to which I belong or have belonged.