Contact: Chris Jager, Chairman Energy Sector Security Consortium 877-2-NRGSEC (877-267-4732)
Energy Sector Security Consortium Announces Founders’ Circle Partnerships
Seattle, WA September 23, 2009 – The Energy Sector Security Consortium (EnergySec) announced today at its annual summit that several security companies have partnered to provide support for the organization’s initiatives and mission. The companies who have been awarded EnergySec Founders’ Circle membership include
• EMC and its RSA Security Division • nCircle
• NetWitness Corporation
“We are thrilled that these companies – leaders in their areas of security and risk management – recognize the importance of sharing information within the energy sector,” said Seth Bromberger, an EnergySec director. “Membership in the EnergySec Founders’ Circle program represents a commitment to protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure.”
EnergySec provides internet-based communication channels and other technologies that support collaboration among energy industry professionals. These technologies are available nationally. EnergySec also organizes a variety of summits and meetings focused on cyber and physical security, and regulatory compliance.
“Counting these companies as supporters of our organization provides credibility and reinforcement of our mission,” stated Chris Jager, EnergySec chairman. “Thanks to the Founders’ Circle members’ generous support, we are in a good position to improve the quality and scope of our services to the energy sector.”
About the Energy Sector Security Consortium
EnergySec is an outgrowth of Energy Security Northwest (E-Sec NW), an informal association of energy sector security professionals formed in the Pacific Northwest in 2004. In 2007, E-Sec NW received a National Cybersecurity Leadership Award from the SANS Institute. Current participation includes over 230
industry professionals representing more than 75 energy companies throughout North America.
Attendance at EnergySec’s annual summit averages 150 participants, including representatives from FERC, NERC, regional reliability organizations, state regulatory commissions, and numerous energy companies.
For more information about the Energy Sector Security Consortium, or any of its programs, please contact:
Chris Jager, Chairman 877-2-NRGSEC (877-267-4732)