|[October 02, 2012]
EnerNex Smart Grid Labs Bolsters Cyber Security Division
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --(Business Wire)--
announces cyber security staff additions to the Smart
Grid Labs, Smart Grid Engineering team, supporting communications
and information systems security.
EnerNex is boosting their cyber and physical security division to meet
the industry's need for energy infrastructure protection experts.
Wilder, a senior consultant in energy systems security, has over 25
years of expertise and will help lead the division in vulnerability
assessments and/or penetration testing. Prior to joining EnerNex, Louis
served as principal investigator for cyber security research at Oak
Ridge National Lab (ORNL). In an earlier position at Los Alamos National
Lab, he served as principal investigator developing models and
simulations that analyze critical infrastructures for the intelligence
Van Tuyl served as an I.T. Infrastructure Engineer at the Tennessee
Valley Authority (TVA).
At EnerNex both engineers are responsible for, but not limited to:
carrying out vulnerability assessments and/or penetration testing in
offering remediation and mitigation for new and existing data security
threats in an energy services environment,
performing incident response and forensic analysis in a variety of
different scenarios and environments,
assisting our utility and equipment manufacturing clients stay up with
the latest security threats and mitigation methodologies.
Erich Gunther, EnerNex chairman and chief technology officer, remarked:
"The industry is facing a critical time as there are not enough
technical professionals entering the cyber security field with electric
power industry experience to meet the ever-growing demand. We see the
need and adding Louis and Russel to our team brings an enormous amount
of expertise and knowledge to our already robust team of cyber and
physical security specialists."
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