Director of ICS, SANS InstituteMichael Assante is currently the SANS project lead for Industrial Control System (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) security. He served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer of the North American Electric Reliability (NERC) Corporation, where he oversaw industry-wide implementation of cyber security standards across the continent. Prior to joining NERC, Assante held a number of high-level positions at Idaho National Labs and served and as Vice President and Chief Security Officer for American Electric Power. His work in ICS security has been widely recognized and was selected by his peers, as the winner of Information Security Magazine's security leadership award for his efforts as a strategic thinker.
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