Standing still may give us comfort but if we don’t move forward with new ways to address our challenges we may be lost in our own shadow.

ABOUT US

The Energy Sector Security Consortium, Inc. (EnergySec) is a United States 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed to support energy sector organizations with the security of their critical technology infrastructures. Through our membership program, we support collaborative initiatives and projects that help enhance the cybersecurity resiliency of these organizations

Today, our community includes more than 5000 individuals representing more than 500 organizations. The development of the EnergySec information sharing efforts and workforce development remain a key focus areas of EnergySec as it continues to develop programs and other efforts to meet the needs of the energy sector into the future.

Our humble beginnings,

The foundation of EnergySec was established over a decade ago as relationships formed between a group of information security, physical security, disaster recovery and business continuity professionals from energy organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Initially, a small group met for lunch to discuss the security challenges they were all facing. The idea was simple, share common security practices for the purpose of learning from each other.

As news spread about the lunch meetings, more people wanted to join and it quickly outgrew the informal setting. EnergySec Northwest, better known as E-Sec NW, was formed in early 2004. An online forum and quarterly meetings were established to give security professionals more time together and better ways to share information with each other.

In 2005, E-Sec NW hosted its first annual summit. The two-day event was a success from the beginning. There was no other meeting of its kind being held at the time. The summit promoted open and honest dialog, creative ideas, and collaborative solutions designed to benefit as many as possible. The summit especially appealed to the “boots on the ground” security practitioners who, prior to this time, had found themselves isolated at their respective organizations.

As interest continued to grow across North America the “northwest” was dropped from the name to embrace the burgeoning role as a national information sharing organization for the energy sector. Attendance at the annual summit continued to grow every year and new relationships developed with product and service vendors, government agencies and academic institutions.

  • Steve Parker
    Steve Parker President of EnergySec, Chairman of the Board

    Steven Parker, CISA, CISSP, is a founding director of EnergySec. He has been engaged in critical infrastructure protection within the electric sector for more than 14 years, including eight years as a senior security staff member at a large west coast utility. He was also one of the original NERC CIP auditors for the WECC region. He has been with EnergySec full-time since 2010.

  • Stacy Bresler
    Stacy Bresler Vice President of EnergySec, Board of Directors

    Stacy Bresler is a founding director of EnergySec. Mr. Bresler has served as cybersecurity manager for PacifiCorp, with previous experience at U.S. Bancorp, Hewlett-Packard, Conoco Oil and Chevron. He was also part of the team of NERC CIP auditors that helped establish the regional reliability audit program. He has devoted the past 15 years to the electric sector cybersecurity profession.

  • Twila Denham
    Twila Denham Managing Director, Operations and Workforce Development

    Twila Denham is a talented educator and administrator with nearly 30 years of experience in education, most recently as the Principal and Administrator for a K-12 private school. She holds a B.A. in Education and Biblical Studies. Twila joined EnergySec full-time in July 2015 to lead our workforce development programs.

  • Andrew Zambrano
    Andrew Zambrano Cybersecurity Analyst II

    Andrew Zambrano joined EnergySec after a successful internship in 2015. He recently received an AAS in Cybersecurity and Networking and also holds an AA in General Education. Andrew is a five-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • Kim Zimmerman
    Kim Zimmerman NERC CIP Specialist

    Kim Zimmerman joined EnergySec in early 2015 after internships at both EnergySec and Portland General Electric. She holds an AAS in Cybersecurity and Networking. Kim focuses her time on NERC CIP, attending numerous industry events and assisting with the publication of our CIP Newsletter.

  • Vicky Maloney
    Vicky Maloney Event and Membership Coordinator

    Vicky Maloney is responsible for event logistics for our live, instructor-led courses, as well as numerous other administrative tasks. She also plays a key role in organizing our annual security and compliance summit. Vicky also has the role of membership coordinator, ensuring that our membership program’s processes are well executed.

  • Mary Parker
    Mary Parker Financial Administrator/ Membership Outreach Coordinator

    Mary Parker is EnergySec’s coordinator for our numerous volunteer programs, including out Speaker’s Bureau and mentorship programs. She brings to EnergySec her expertise as an Executive Assistant who co-ordinated events in the educational realm.

  • Kristen Bresler
    Kristen Bresler Summit Logistics

    Kristen Bresler is responsible for the logistics of our annual summit. She works with the hotels on everything from room blocks to menu selections to AV equipment. Kristen’s “behind-the-scenes” work ensures that the event is a success.

  • Haley Heinze
    Haley Heinze Cybersecurity Analyst I

    Haley Heinze joined EnergySec in August 2017, after completing her summer internship through Mt. Hood Community College. She is completing as AAS from MHCC in CyberSecurity and Networking with a focus in Database Development. She has over 10 years of previous experience in Administrative and Production Support. Haley is coordinating the content for the EnergySec Community Center and working with the team of shared analysts in the collecting and sharing of relevant security information.

  • Sebastian Galvin
    Sebastian Galvin Cybersecurity Analyst I

    Sebastian Galvin joined the EnergySec team in August 2017, starting with a summer internship through Mt. Hood Community College. He has completed his AAS for CyberSecurity and Networking at MHCC and is currently working on completing his Bachelor of Science for Information Technology with a focus in Cyber Security. Sebastian serves as lead system administrator, managing the company’s infrastructure. He also supports our ISAO as a cyber security analyst, collecting and sharing relevant security news and information with members and industry.

  • Steve Parker
    Steve Parker President of EnergySec, Chairman of the Board

    Steven Parker, CISA, CISSP, is a founding director of EnergySec. He has been engaged in critical infrastructure protection within the electric sector for more than 14 years, including eight years as a senior security staff member at a large west coast utility. He was also one of the original NERC CIP auditors for the WECC region. He has been with EnergySec full-time since 2010.

  • Stacy Bresler
    Stacy Bresler Vice President of EnergySec, Board of Directors

    Stacy Bresler is a founding director of EnergySec. Mr. Bresler has served as cybersecurity manager for PacifiCorp, with previous experience at U.S. Bancorp, Hewlett-Packard, Conoco Oil and Chevron. He was also part of the team of NERC CIP auditors that helped establish the regional reliability audit program. He has devoted the past 15 years to the electric sector cybersecurity profession.

  • Patrick Miller
    Patrick Miller President Emeritus

    Patrick Miller is a security executive who has dedicated his career to the protection and defense of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure. He is the founder of EnergySec, and currently its President Emeritus. This nonprofit information sharing organization began as a few colleagues meeting for lunch and has grown into a nationwide effort to promote sound security principles in the energy industry.

  • Samara Moore
    Samara Moore

    As a Senior Manager within Exelon Corporate Information Security Services, Samara Moore focuses on partnering across the enterprise to manage cyber security risks to Exelon’s critical infrastructure functions. Mrs. Moore leads the Industrial Control Systems SCADA Cyber Security Program and is a key manager supporting the NERC CIP compliance program. Mrs. Moore joined Exelon after 10 years in the federal government, where as a member of the White House National Security Council Staff, she served as the Director for Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection.

  • Paul Feldman
    Paul Feldman

    Mr. Feldman is a Current Director and past chairman of the Midcontinent ISO (MISO) – the largest RTO in the country. At MISO, he chairs the Markets Committee and serves on the Information Technology and Governance Committees. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appointed Mr. Feldman to serve on the NCC and advise on matters related to electricity and especially transmission systems. He also serves as a member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden on the Energy Systems Integration Technical Review Panel. He is a Director of EnergySec – an organization devoted to energy cybersecurity. In addition, he serves on several energy company advisory boards, and Boeing Corporation.

  • Karl Perman
    Karl Perman

    Mr. Perman has held security leadership positions in the energy sector including Exelon Corporation and Southern California Edison. Karl developed a security practice during his service as the first Director of Security for the North American Transmission Forum. He served in law enforcement roles at the municipal and federal levels prior to entering the private sector. He also served in military intelligence and military police units in the U. S. Army Reserves.cMr. Perman has a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Law and Government from Eastern Michigan University.

  • Rich Adduci
    Rich Adduci Global Chief Information Officer, National Grid
  • Jamshíd Afnán
    Jamshíd Afnán Vice President of Information and Cyber Security Services, ISO New England, Inc.
  • Michael Ball
    Michael Ball Chief Information Security Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
  • Jeff Brausieck
    Jeff Brausieck Chief Information Security Officer, City of Seattle
  • Mark Brooks
    Mark Brooks Chief Information Security Officer, PPL
  • Kenneth Carnes
    Kenneth Carnes Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of NYPA
  • Roman Coba
    Roman Coba Chief Information Officer, Emera Inc.
  • Bernie Cowens
    Bernie Cowens Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Keri Glitch
    Keri Glitch Vice President - CISO at Midcontinent ISO
  • Scott Goodhart
    Scott Goodhart Vice President & CISO, AES Corporation
  • Cam Henderson
    Cam Henderson Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Portland General Electric.
  • Bryan Kearney
    Bryan Kearney Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Arizona Public Service Company
  • Branndon Kelley
    Branndon Kelley Chief Information Officer, American Municipal Power
  • Dirk Mahling
    Dirk Mahling Vice President – Technology, Alliant Energy
  • Mike Mertz
    Mike Mertz Vice President and Chief Information Officer, PNM Resources, Inc.
  • Karen Mincey
    Karen Mincey Vice President, Information Technology & Telecommunications and CIO, TECO Energy
  • Christopher Peters
    Christopher Peters Vice President & Chief Security Officer, Entergy
  • Joseph Santamaria
    Joseph Santamaria Vice President – Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, PSEG
  • James Dean (JD) Senger
    James Dean (JD) Senger Chief Information Security Officer, Oncor Electric
  • Stacy Shuler
    Stacy Shuler Chief Information Officer, SCANA Corporation
  • Eric Slavinsky
    Eric Slavinsky Chief Information Officer, PPL Corporation
  • Tim Virtue
    Tim Virtue Chief Information Security Officer, Lower Colorado River Authority
  • Allan Wick
    Allan Wick Enterprise Security Manager – CSO, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc.
  • Thomas Wilson
    Thomas Wilson Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Southern Company
  • Northwest Public Power Association
    Northwest Public Power Association Member
  • American Public Power Association
    American Public Power Association Member
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Member
  • Smart Grid Northwest
    Smart Grid Northwest Member
  • Technology Association of Oregon
    Technology Association of Oregon Member
  • Cyber Watch West
    Cyber Watch West Partner
  • National Cyber Watch
    National Cyber Watch Partner
  • 1NTERRUPT
    1NTERRUPT Partner

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