Standardizing for Grid Resilience
Matt Wakefield is Senior Program Manager, Candace Suh-Lee is Principal Technical Leader – Cyber Security, and Galen Rasche is Senior Program Manager at Electric Power Research Institute.
We all know that cyber security is one of our industry's top priorities. But how can we know how well utilities are doing in securing the grid? The answer is establishing and tracking insightful metrics, and utilities have been doing this. Though, if every utility has their own metrics for measuring their progress in this critical arena, how can they really know how well they're doing? And that's exactly why EPRI developed an initiative to establish standard metrics that any utility can adopt, track, and make meaningful comparisons across the industry. This revolutionary step in cyber security is the subject of the roundtable below, with three EPRI experts that have been leading the cyber security metrics initiative that is so important to us all.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What are your roles at EPRI?
Matt Wakefield: I'm the director of information, communication, and cyber security research. I leverage emerging information and communication technologies that can be applied to the electric grid infrastructure.
Candace Suh-Lee: My official title is principal technical leader. I lead research projects in the cyber security program, such as security metrics, architecture, and data analytics.