WASHINGTON, D.C. – NERC's Board of Trustees named Bill Lawrence as vice president and chief security officer, effective August 16. In his new role, Lawrence will lead all of NERC's security programs executed through the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) operations, directing security risk assessments and mitigation initiatives to protect critical electricity infrastructure across North America. Lawrence will also lead coordination efforts with government agencies and stakeholders on cyber and physical security matters, including analysis, response and sharing of critical sector information.
Cyber and physical security are top risk priorities for NERC President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Robb, who oversaw the nationwide search for the right executive to lead the programs executed through the E-ISAC.
“I am excited to have Bill in this role leading NERC's security programs. Bill's dedication to the security mission of the E-ISAC and his commitment to stakeholders factored heavily in our decision to name him as our top officer for the E-ISAC."
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