Director, SANS InstituteMichael Assante is an internationally recognized thought leader in cyber security of industrial control systems. Assante held the position of Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and oversaw the implementation of cyber security standards across the North American electric power industry. Prior to joining NERC, he held notable positions at Idaho National Labs, was Vice President and Chief Security Officer for American Electric Power. A former U.S. Navy intelligence officer he has experience in information warfare and information security management.
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