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Protecting North America's Electric Grid from Physical Attack

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27 April 2016
12:00 - 13:30

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​In this webinar, current and former representatives from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) discuss three topics: the CIP-014 physical security reliability standard; information sharing between utilities and government partners; and physical security assessment reviews and outreach visits. Participants from Navigant and NERC E-ISAC will highlight best practices for substation security, detail how utilities are conducting threat and vulnerability assessments, and discuss the upcoming electricity sector Design Basis Threat (DBT) initiative.

About the Speakers:

Brian Harrell, CPP
Director of  Security and Risk Management

Currently serves as the Director of Security and Risk Management for Navigant's energy practice. Brian provides energy companies with expert consultation on risk mitigation, protective measures, and compliance guidance for NERC CIP, CFATS, and MTSA projects. Prior to Navigant, Brian was the Director of the NERC Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ES-ISAC) and was charged with leading NERC's efforts to provide timely threat and risk information to over 1900 bulk power system owners/operators and government stakeholders. In addition, Brian was a subject matter expert and Standard Drafting Team member for the recently approved CIP-014 physical security standard and a key contributor to government security initiatives.

Travis Moran
Senior Physical Security Specialist
North American Electric Reliability Corporation

Mr. Moran joined Navigant Consulting in April of 2015 after working as a Senior Physical Security Specialist in the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC). Mr. Moran was instrumental in the development of the E-ISAC Physical Security Bulletin program and in the formulation of the first electricity sector design basis threat (DBT), as well as the enhanced background investigation screening initiative. 

Mr. Moran worked for Dominion Resources as a Senior Investigator in their substation security initiative before joining the E-ISAC. Prior to joining Dominion, Mr. Moran spent 24 years in federal law enforcement with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. National Central Bureau – Interpol. During his law enforcement career, Mr. Moran has been the lead investigator or participated in homicide, firearms, narcotics, terrorism, organized and violent crime, fraud and public corruption investigations. 

Mr. Moran has received a Master of Arts in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University, a Master of Science in Criminology from Indiana State University, and a Bachelors of Business Administration from James Madison University.


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