Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Brian Harrell currently serves as Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security at the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Previous to this, he was a director in Navigant's Energy Practice, where he focuses on risk mitigation, protective measures, and compliance guidance. Before joining Navigant, Brian was the director of the NERC Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ES-ISAC) and was charged with leading NERC's efforts to provide timely threat and risk information to over 1,900 bulk power system owners/operators and government stakeholders. He led many key initiatives at NERC, including the creation of the Grid Security Exercise (GridEx), Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC) physical security guidance documents, and helped position NERC as a leader in substation security.