Michael Assante

Director of Industrials and Infrastructure, Lead for the ICS Curriculum, SANS Institute

Michael Assante served as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at American Electric Power, one of the United States’ largest electricity generators; he led the research team at Idaho National Laboratory that discovered the vulnerability of electric generators to destruction through remote cyberattacks; and he served as Chief Security Officer at NERC, the international regulatory authority whose mission is to assure the reliability of the bulk power system in North America.