Critical Infrastructure Subcommittee

Inaugural Quarterly Meeting
August 3 | 1:00 -3:00 pm ET
Guest Speaker: Mr. Puesh M. Kumar, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, Dept. of Energy
Questions? Contact Harry Brooks at HBrooks@insaonline.org

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Under the auspices of INSA’s Cyber Council, the Critical Infrastructure Subcommittee will examine cyber threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure and efforts by government and industry to secure essential networks. 

Mission

With an initial focus on finance, telecommunications, energy/electric and the defense industrial base (DIB), the Subcommittee will aim to:

  • Assess current and future cyber threats to privately owned critical infrastructure and their implications for national security;
  • Promote strategies to mitigate cyber threats to select critical infrastructure operations;
  • Identify areas for greater public-private collaboration through Sector Coordinating Councils (SCCs), Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), and other fora;
  • Identify and address obstacles to greater public-private collaboration; and
  • Serve as a forum for government and industry experts to share perspectives, develop new insights, better account for risk, build resiliency, and promote best practices.

Chair & Vice Chairs

CHRIS BOYER (Chair)

Vice President, Global Security
and Technology Policy, AT&T

Rich Johanning

Vice Chair

Vice President for Mission Engineering, Amentum

Sydney Jones

Vice Chair

Lead, Global Information Security External Engagement Team, CME Group

Focus Areas

The Subcommittee will examine issues of interest to its members and to INSA member organizations.  Initial focus areas include:

  • Threat briefs on cyber threats to critical infrastructure sectors
  • Securing Critical infrastructure supply chains
  • Improving speed of declassification and tearline report publication to facilitate faster industry response to cyber threats
  • Expediting process of securing clearances for critical infrastructure employees

For more information about how to get involved with the Critical Infrastructure Subcommittee, contact membership@INSAonline.org.

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